Hot Topics in Media provides a balanced look at hot-button issues. Explore banned books, body image and the media, graphic novels, parental guidance ratings, reality television, and violence in video games. Become an expert on the controversies surrounding each issue. People feel strongly about these topics. Learn why they stand on one side or the other. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the books. The books also include prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core standards. These well-researched titles have credentialed content consultants. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.