The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story Reviews

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Book Introduction: A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTIONDo you believe everything you read in the newspaper?Early in August 1937, a news flash came: a sea monster had been spottedlurking off the shore of Nantucket Island. Historically, theMassachusetts island had served as port for whaling ships. Eyewitnessesswore this wasn't a whale, but some new, fearsome creature. Aseyewitness account piled up, newspaper stories of the sea monster spread quickly. Across the nation, people shivered in fear.Then, footprints were found on a Nantucket beach. Photographs were sent to prominent biologists for their opinion. Discussion swirled about raising a hunting party.On August 18, news spread across the island: the sea monster had beencaptured. Islanders ran to the beach and couldn't believe their eyes.This nonfiction picture book is a perfect tool to discuss non-political fake news stories.Back matter discusses the freedom of the press guaranteed by the FirstAmendment to the U.S. Constitution. Quotes from Thomas Jefferson make it clear that fake news has always been one of the costs of a free press. A Timeline lists actual events in the order they occurred. A vocabularylist defines relevant words.

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