Saturday, January 05, 2019

Book Review: Fakers

FAKERS by H. P. Wood is an insider’s guide to cons, hoaxes, and scams.
This work of nonfiction begins with the history of scams and deception. Each chapter then explores a different fake such as con artists, psychics, and mass-media hoaxes. Readers will be attracted to the many sidebars, historical documents, and colorful illustrations.
Librarians will find youth enjoy discussing the many hoaxes found in the book. Feature this title in a display along with books about aliens, fake news, and scams. Also, connect the book with lessons associated with technology scams and information literacy.
Published by Charlesbridge Publishing on October 2, 2018. ARC courtesy of the publisher.