Breaking the News from National Geographic: Giveaway and a Fun Quiz!

Posted November 6, 2020 by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction in Giveaways (Ended) / 8 Comments

Breaking the News from National Geographic: Giveaway and a Fun Quiz!

Welcome to the Breaking the News Blog Tour!

This book sounded really interesting to me (and timely), so I’m eager to see what it has to say. After recently watching The Social Dilemma on Netflix and hearing that fake news spreads six times faster than actual news, I’ve realized what a huge problem this actually is. Then, of course, there are certain politicians (who will remain nameless) that like to throw out the term Fake News for any news they don’t like. So, how do we tell the difference? (I’ll confess that just this week I was almost swept up in a “news” tidbit on Twitter that I found out a little later wasn’t true.) I’ll be interested to see how National Geographic has framed this important topic for kids.

My review copy hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ll be sure to give you my thoughts when it does. Until then, I’m giving you a chance to win the book and see for yourself!

To celebrate the release of Breaking the News by Robin Terry Brown on October 13th, blogs across the web are featuring original content from Breaking the News, plus 5 chances to win a hardcover copy! Here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction, I’m featuring a fun quiz you can take to see if you know all the ways to parse the facts from the fiction.

Quiz: Real or Fake?

by Robin Terry Brown

Blog Tour Schedule:

November 2nd – Bookhounds

November 3rd – Word Spelunking

November 4th – Always in the Middle

November 5th – From the Mixed-Up Files

November 6th Feed Your Fiction Addiction


“Robin Terry Brown’s ‘Breaking the News,’ written in consultation with several journalism luminaries, is laid out the way magazines used to be, with captivating images, bite-size fact-filled blurbs and intuitive design. “Breaking the News” urges young people to leave their social media feeds and “read reliable news and information from many different sources.”
The New York Times
“[Breaking the News] provides a sharp-looking survey that examines the history of news-how it began, how it evolved, and what consumers of all ages must consider before accepting a truth as the truth. Cool bits of history, funny hoaxes, and the scary reality of propaganda are packed in simple bites easy to absorb. Excellent design and a clear narrative help readers navigate the vast and fast-changing concept of news.”



Breaking the News from National Geographic: Giveaway and a Fun Quiz!Breaking the News: What's Real, What's Not, and Why the Difference Matters by Robin Terry Brown, Susan Goldberg
Published by National Geographic Kids on October 13, 2020
Genres: Middle Grade, Non-Fiction
Pages: 160

Headlines leap out at us from mobile phones, TV screens, computers, newspapers, and everywhere we turn. Technology has opened up exciting new ways to tell interesting stories, but how much of it is news ... and how much is just noise? This refreshing and up-to-date media literacy book gives kids the tools they need to distinguish what is fact from what is fiction so that they can make smart choices about what to believe.

Topics cover a broad range, from defining freedom of speech, the journalists' code of ethics, the dangers of propaganda, and the future of news.

Packed with profiles of influential journalists, fun facts, and iconic photographs, this ultimate guide to the information age will get kids thinking about their relationship and responsibility to media.


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About the Author: ROBIN TERRY BROWN graduated from the master’s program at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a passion for writing, editing, and getting the facts straight. She carried this passion throughout her 17-year career as a senior editor with National Geographic. Brown currently lives with her husband in northern Virginia, where she works as a writer, editor, and truth-seeker.

SUSAN GOLDBERG, contributor, is an award-winning journalist, editorial director of National Geographic Partners, and editor in chief of National Geographic magazine. Prior to National Geographic, Goldberg was an executive editor at Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C. She has also held posts at several news organizations, including The Plain Dealer, San Jose Mercury News, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In 2017, Washingtonian magazine named Goldberg one of Washington, D.C.’s most powerful women.

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8 responses to “Breaking the News from National Geographic: Giveaway and a Fun Quiz!

  1. Trin

    Breaking new sounds great. Our comedy class likes to make punch lines off news headlines so I’ll have to take a look at this book.

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