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Can you spot Fake News?

Real vs. Fake News 

The new normal: We are ALL Fact Checkers!

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical "News" Sources by Dr. Zimdars of Merrimack College.

Blog posts by Alexios Mantzarlis, Director of the Poynter Institute, provides journalism instruction worldwide.

Objective vs. Biased News

Objective vs. Biased News

The new normal: Read both FOR and AGAINST your personal viewpoints.




How Fake News Spreads

Circular Reporting: It's a bad thing! 

Don't repeat the falsehood.

Repeat the evidence-based credible information!

DON'T REPEAT THE FALSEHOOD:  Women's march organizer, Linda Sarsour, has ties to the Hamas terrorist group and is pro-Sharia Law. This lie was created to discredit the women's march held in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017.

REPEAT THE EVIDENCE-BASED INFORMATION:  Women's march organizer, Linda Sarsour, is the Executive Director of The Arab American Association of New York. She is an American citizen of Palestinian descent and is a Muslim. The right to worship the faith of your choice is protected by the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution.    

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Who Is AC?
Meet Lin, part-time superhero, full-time fun. Lin has just moved into a new neighborhood and is trying to find her niche. She begins with her writing, but quickly learns that maybe it's more fun to BE the heroine than to WRITE the heroin...
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Journey Into Mohawk Country
Such an unusual premise: take a primary source document from 1634 and add graphics to support the text. In this case, the journal entries of 23-year old Dutch trader Mssr. Van den Bogaert. O'Connor takes this otherwise difficult read, du...
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Challenger Deep
National Book Award and all around amazing, Challenger Deep is the story of a teenage boy's descent into madness. When you are schizophrenic, what do you envision? Who do you know? Are they real, or not real? Schizophrenia is such a misu...
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Rebel Mechanics
Steampunk SciFi at its best! Rebel Mechanics is an alternative history story. It takes place in Manhattan 1888, but the colonists LOST the American Revolution. The British are still in charge and society is split into two groups: The Mag...
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas. Trailblazers. Strong Women. Scientific icons. I loved this book. Graphic biographies are always one of my favorite genres, but this title, in particular, brings the emotional lives of the wo...
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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
I relished RELISH. Relish follows Lucy as she recounts her unconventional childhood as the daughter of a chef mom and foodie dad. Her chapter on traveling to Japan is one of the best in the book. It was a yummy memoir. I love her referen...
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I love this book. I'm going to let it simmer overnight and reread it tomorrow. The muted tones of the art perfectly matched the event of Harvey losing his dad. It took me right back to the moment I realized my own dad died, and how I, to...
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A Halloween Scare in Texas
I'm never sure when I pick up a regional picture book--will it be overly didactic? Will the story be forced to accommodate the geography? I hate that! Well, have no fear with this one! Both the rhyme and the visual story are too stinkin...
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
This is a graphic memoir by Michel Chickwanine, who was kidnapped at the age of five and forced to fight for a rebel group in the Congo. The life of a child soldier is hard for many Americans to grasp, since it's so far outside of our so...
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The Martian
Mark Watney is amazeballs! He seriously scienced the heck out of every problem. It reminded me so much of Apollo 13. So many things go wrong on Mars, but enough incrementally go right that Watney eeks out a survival. And as an Irish chic...
American Born Chinese
Loved it! I will especially recommend this one to boys, since they appreciate the fine nuances of a well-placed fart scene more than girls typically do. As a graphic memoir, I think it lets the reader in on the world of subtle prejudice ...
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Persepolis, Volume 1
What I learned: Iran's freedoms eroded slowly. To have freedom as a young girl, and then experience an Islamic revolution which strips that freedom away, is hard for this 51 year-old American to grasp. But it's captured powerfully by Sat...
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Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
I loved Honor Girl. It was truthful and bittersweet. I could feel the love Maggie had for Erin, but was relieved and grateful that Erin did the right thing in the end by putting the brakes on this budding romance. I believe Erin understo...
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I Am Princess X
I loved this book! Libby and May are best friends separated through tragedy. The creation and evolution of the Princess X character as the thread that ties Libby and May together is really interesting. I loved the varying points of view....
The Creeps: Book 1: Night of the Frankenfrogs
This is humorous horror, which is my favorite kind! Suspend your disbelief as you follow four geeky science kids down the sewer trail. My favorite character was fashionista Rosario. She just wants to be recognized for her true loves of f...
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Drowned City is amazing, both graphically and as narrative nonfiction. It was part of my first JLG delivery and verifies, to me, why JLG is such a great school library service. Their editors really find the jewels among the many books pu...
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Mark of the Thief
I love this blend of historical fiction and magic! Set in the time period of Rome, Nic is faced with embracing magic powerful enough to bring about the fall of Rome. The brutality of the Roman Empire is on full display, along with its gl...
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