The Bookshelf: March 17, 2016
In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights American Girls.
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AMERICAN GIRLS: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
by Nancy Jo Sales
Teenagers have always excelled in befuddling their parents and teachers. While it's an embraced cliché for parents to discuss how different things were when they were that age, it's undeniable that social media has profoundly influenced the experience of teens in ways that older generations find difficult to comprehend. In her second book, journalist Sales provides an excellent primer for understanding how the crucible of adolescence has moved to the digital world. ... Sales takes a broader view than simply being the scold of technology; she spoke with teens who point out the empowerment possibilities of a smartphone: being able to document injustices as they happen and broadcast them to the world. For parents with young daughters, this book is an ice-cold, important wake-up call.
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