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Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood by Susan Linn

Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood - Susan Linn

A rather disturbing look at marketing directed at children, and of its ill effects. Covers everything from movies and video games, to fast food and tobacco. It's amazing that there is no regulation in this area, and how the blame is more directed at parents, though I can't imagine a way for them to protect their kids from it on their own. I recommended this book to my sister (a teacher), especially for the facts on marketing in schools.