Chew on This (Schlosser & Wilson)

This is the YA version of Fast Food Nation, and it is well done. The sections are short and powerful. They are also not condescending (a rare feat for a non-fiction book written for adolescents). If you’ve forgotten why you didn’t want to eat fast food after reading FFN, this is a good reminder – and one you can read together with your children.

There are lots of possible extension activities in the book and on-line. I appreciate that the book is not just about the food – but also about the treatment of employees, animals (which often get more attention than people), and ends with some hopeful notes.

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