Graphic Guide Adventures #4
Praise for Media Meltdown
“Understanding how media gets made and learning to make your own media are critical skills for kids, and this is a great starting-point.”
Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net, December 20, 2009
“An excellent choice for developing media literacy. The text is well written and paired with useful imagery.”
School Library Journal – January 1, 2010
“A very entertaining and informative graphic novel and is sure to impress and instruct a generation of computer savvy children. Recommended.”
CM Magazine – September 11, 2009
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Pema, Bounce and Jagroop are battling a greedy developer for control of the airwaves.
When Karl Reed, Owner of Oasis Developments, tries to buy a local fruit farm—through whatever means necessary—Pema, Bounce and Jagroop decide to expose him through the media. They soon learn when it comes to the news and the advertisers who make it possible, the truth is not always part of the story. Can the kids overcome media consolidation and the power of money to outwit a crooked developer and the media company that hides his secrets?
Media Meltdown is a fast-paced mystery illustrated by Michael Deas and packed with media literacy skills every modern kid should have.