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Permanent Record (Young Readers Edition): How One Man Exposed the Truth about Government Spying and Digital Security



by
Edward Snowden

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
ISBN
9781250767912
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Crime: General
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A young reader’s adaptation of whistleblower and bestselling author Edward Snowden's memoir—featuring a brand-new afterword that includes resources to learn about the basics of digital security.

In 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the United States government was secretly building a system of mass surveillance with the ability to gaze into the private lives of every person on earth. Phone calls, text messages, emails—nothing was safe from prying eyes. Now the man who risked everything to expose the truth about government spying details to a new generation how he helped build that system, what motivated him to try to bring it down, and how young people can strive to protect their privacy in the digital age.Afterword.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: General

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2021

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Memoir

Topics

Edward J. Snowden (1983– ) United States. Officials and employee of the National Security Agency (NSA). Whistle blowing. Leaks (Disclosure of information). Electronic surveillance. Government information. Digital security. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up–In 2013, CIA contractor Edward Snowden (b. 1983), a white American, fled the country after copying and leaking classified National Security Agency data on global surveillance. Snowden, who was charged with espionage by the U.S. government, currently remains exiled in Moscow, Russia. In the preface, Snowden adopts a conversational tone and language appropriate for young readers to unpack why he became a whistleblower. The text describes his childhood both in North Carolina and near Fort Meade in Maryland where both of his parents worked. Students who don’t like the monotony of school will enjoy Snowden’s stories about being bored in the classroom and not feeling challenged by curricula or teachers. As the memoir progresses, Snowden discusses his post-secondary education, military service, and first jobs while seamlessly defining terms and explaining relevant network technology. Reviews of the adult trade edition describe the book as part memoir, part fictional thriller—those elements are definitely part of this adaptation. The short chapters are suspenseful. Snowden shares in meticulous detail how he copied, stored, and transported the classified data all while in fear of detection and arrest. VERDICT A fascinating look behind the scenes of real-life espionage. Recommended for high school and public libraries.–Anne Jung-Mathews, Plymouth State Univ., NH

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up–In 2013, CIA contractor Edward Snowden (b. 1983), a white American, fled the country after copying and leaking classified National Security Agency data on global surveillance. Snowden, who was charged with espionage by the U.S. government, currently remains exiled in Moscow, Russia. In the preface, Snowden adopts a conversational tone and language appropriate for young readers to unpack why he became a whistleblower. The text describes his childhood both in North Carolina and near Fort Meade in Maryland where both of his parents worked. Students who don’t like the monotony of school will enjoy Snowden’s stories about being bored in the classroom and not feeling challenged by curricula or teachers. As the memoir progresses, Snowden discusses his post-secondary education, military service, and first jobs while seamlessly defining terms and explaining relevant network technology. Reviews of the adult trade edition describe the book as part memoir, part fictional thriller—those elements are definitely part of this adaptation. The short chapters are suspenseful. Snowden shares in meticulous detail how he copied, stored, and transported the classified data all while in fear of detection and arrest. VERDICT A fascinating look behind the scenes of real-life espionage. Recommended for high school and public libraries.–Anne Jung-Mathews, Plymouth State Univ., NH

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