Parental Guidance Ratings

by Casie Hermansson

Part of a Series: Hot Topics in Media.

“Are ratings necessary? Do they inform audiences? Or do they limit content? . . . And who should decide what children should see?” These questions and more are explored in this look at movie, television, video-game, and other entertainment ratings. From the 1930 Hays Code of movie guidelines to the 2010 Supreme Court ruling on the sale of violent video games to minors, this book covers the history and nuances of a complicated issue. Full-color and black-and-white photographs and movie stills enhance the text, and many chapters include writing and discussion prompts. A time line, activities, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, links to publisher-approved Web sites, and an index are appended.

ISBN: 9781617837340

JLG Release: November 2013

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Print Book


    Library edition


    Core Library

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 1/4" x 9 1/4"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 6.2, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.6, Points: 4


    Level: 870L

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