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    DescriptionSHOULD U.S. COMICS BE BANNED?"SATANIC" HARRY POTTER BOOKS BURNTPLAYGROUNDS POSE THREAT TO CHILDRENTEXT-MAD YOUTH LOSING WRITING ABILITIESCHILD SUSPENDED FOR BRANDISHING CHICKENSOCIAL WEBSITES HARM CHILDREN'S BRAINSSTUDENT ARRESTED FOR "PASSING GAS" AT SCHOOL These are all real headlines screaming about the terrible stuff that's out there . . . stuff that's supposed to be BAD FOR YOU. But, honestly--is it?!"Bad for You" asks this question and many more--and not just about the things that modern parents fear like violent video games, social media, and dirty hands. Stuff in this book goes back centuries--all the way to Plato (yeah, that one) and his worries over the new "technology" of his time: the written word! Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham cleverly expose the long-standing CAMPAIGN AGAINST FUN for what it really is: a bunch of anxious adults grasping at straws, ignoring scientific data, and blindly yearning for the good old days that never were. "Bad for You" presents the facts, figures, and a whole lot more--in eye-grabbing graphics--to debunk these myths and give kids the power to prove there's nothing wrong with having fun . . . or with being young.

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    Bad for You
    Exposing the War on Fun!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin C Pyle, By (author) Scott Cunningham, Illustrated by Kevin C Pyle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 189
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805092899
    ISBN 10: 0805092897

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.3
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: YFW
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
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    B&T Approval Code: X13100100
    BISAC V2.8: JNF053000
    Ingram Subject Code: YG
    Libri: I-YG
    BISAC V2.8: JNF062000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 306.0222
    DC22: 306.022/2, 306.0222
    Thema V1.0: YNUC
    LC classification: HQ796 .P95 2014
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Henry Holt & Company
    Imprint name
    Henry Holt & Company
    Publication date
    07 January 2014
    Author Information
    Kevin C. Pyle is the author and illustrator of numerous graphic novels and docu-comics, the most recent of which is "Take What You Can Carry." He also teaches comics and enjoys hanging around with his wife, son, two cats, and a dog in their creaky old house in New Jersey.Scott Cunningham has written kids' comics for DC, "Archie," "Nickelodeon" Magazine and parodies for "Mad." He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, TEN cats and one dog. He thinks he has enough pets for now.
    Review quote
    "The writers clearly fall on the side of fun and make little effort to present convincingcounterarguments." - "Booklist" "This book is funny, mind-boggling, entertaining, and completely educational. Make sure every teen gets a copy."- "School Library Journal" "A survey of wet-blanketry through the ages." -- "Kirkus Reviews"Praise for "Blindspot" "With this graphic novel, Kevin Pyle has eloquently mapped out the line between youth and adulthood. He captures pivotal moments of transformation through pitch-perfect dialogue and surprising graphic inventions. "Blindspot" is everything that is great and unique about this art form." --Peter Kuper, author/artist of "Sticks and Stones""This perfectly captures a shining moment of boyhood." --"Booklist""Pyle uses the graphic novel format to powerful effect. . . .This is a very smart and humane graphic novel that . . . resonates with a broad emotional range." --"Publishers Weekly" Praise for "Katman" "The actions of these characters will make thoughtful readers reexamine their ideas about friendship, loyalty, and heroism." --"School Library Journal""Inventive . . . an entertaining humanist parable." --"Booklist" Praise for "Take What You Can Carry" "An expressive view of the past that is both nostalgic and harshly realistic." --"Booklist""Makes a powerful statement about respect, gratitude, and forgiveness." --"School Library Journal"