Annotated Bibliographies 1-5

Project topic: 10 Issues Our Youth Face Today

Annotated Bibliography 1

Mom Story: My kids have life-threatening food allergies by Julie Weingarden Dubin written on December 31,2013 is a article that specifically talks about a mom’s experience of handling children with food allergies. Jake was born with a weak immune system and as a mother, Ourman took the urge to quit her job and to take care of her son. Later on, she figured out that her son was allergic to peanuts and also had wheezing. Dubin used Ourman to show how she took initiative to help work around her children’s dietary restrictions and still enjoy eating food. Dubin is sending out a message to her readers saying that people should use what they have and grow on how they can better the community even in the smallest way possible. She also took responsibility in educating herself on this issue so as to be more prepared in the future.

I chose this source because I can relate to this problem. I am lactose intolerant and up to this day I still struggle with taking care of myself. Allergies are something that shouldn’t be used to define someone. Instead they should be used as an indicator to show that this person is strong enough to face the most hardest phase in their life.The article’s relevance to the project topic encounters one part of their life where they are not being defined for what they do not control. Instead of viewing food allergies to be something negative, they are avoided or alternatives are used for the individual to grow. This article is mainly directed to the people who suffer from food allergies. Educating ourselves on the issue would be one way to tackle the problem. This article shows how differently we can handle the problem for the benefit of people who are stuck with food allergies.

How I advocate for their safety

Annotated Bibliography 2

Obesity In America: Its Getting Worse by Jennifer B. Marks written on January 2004 was to inform today’s generation that the youth are building p to a point where they become really obese to function. The growing population of obese youth is getting out of control as no one seems to focus on all these remedies out there like exercise programs, and healthier diets. Many people don’t bother to work off the excessive fat they have stored in them. Instead, it all accumulates for years in the body and thus it makes them look bigger in the future. Solutions like educating ourselves on the topic and knowing whats best for the body is the only thing that can be done. Everybody’s body is different. So whatever works for one body may not work for the other. Its all about knowing what works best for you and your body.

I chose this source because it mainly catches the attention of all the youth who are suffering from obesity in this nation. This has become a serious issue that is now being attempted to be solved by diets and other programs. The author has a compassionate eye towards the youth who have developed laziness over the years. This article is slightly bias in a way when the author mentions that they don’t know how to lose weight. This source identifies a real common problem and provides a few suggestions to avoid it.

Annotated Bibliography 3

Violence in Schools: How big a problem is it? by Scott Neuman written on March 16,2012 talks about how schools can and cannot be dangerous for students. Violence in schools is always an issue that catches the eye of the nation. On one side of the argument, being on a school campus is the safest place to be because there is more security expanding in these places. With the knowledge of how more thefts and robberies happen here more than anywhere else. Schools interfered by stepping in and implementing the Zero Tolerance Policy where its purpose was to wipe out alcohol,drugs and violence in schools. Seeing that this action was not effective, authorities took on a threatening approach which forced the students to create some discipline. As a result, there were less bullying and crimes on campus.

This article was chosen for my project because it is something that we all students,unknowingly have in the back of our heads while being in schools and colleges. Violence and its opposite force of safety and security. This source shows how in the past there used to be a lot of crimes and robberies compared to today where security is built to prevent it. One flaw in this article is that it mentions how schools are both safe and not safe at the same time. Persuading the reader on one side of the topic would have been more effective to focus upon.Surprisingly, bias is being used in both ways. One part of the article talks about how schools are dangerous with all the violence that is going on and on the other hand, it also talks about how schools are more safer compared to being off campus. Basically, conflict is being shown here.

Students at Gardena High School  in Gardena, Calif., lined up for a security check before school in January 2011.

Annotated Bibliography 4

The Impact of Family Formation Change on the Cognitive, Social, Emotional Well Being of the Next Generation by Paul R. Amato written in Fall of 2005 informs its readers how disadvantaged children are from single parent households as opposed to children living with both their parents.A couple of factors like divorce and death of a parent explain why children end up in a household of a single parent.  Single households struggle financially to meet up with the expenses of basic necessities and to their children’s needs. Both parents have their own roles in a child’s life. stressful components like moving around can affect children academically, socially, and emotionally. Allying up to a single parent and using them as a messenger causes the child to be emotionally attached to the parent.

I chose this source because I can totally relate to how it feels to grow up in a household of a single parent. I have gone through a lot especially when it comes to allying up with one parent against the other. The audience are people who live with single parents. This source is relevant to my topic because divorce and living with a single parent has become a common nationwide issue for most children. Children struggle having to ope with their situation. But we all have to face it. Amato describes the inner perspective of a child being raised in a single parent household. This journal does have its own opinion but I am pretty sure there are ones most people can relate to. Children who are raised by a single parent are treated differently compared to other articles where children struggle in life even with both of their parents.

Annotated Bibliography 5

Alcohol how it affects you written during the year 1998 is an article that circles around what alcohol can do to the body. This article first opens up to a story of a couple of girls, Cara and Jolene, who decides to do their math homework together. Cara spices things up a little bit by influencing Jolene to drink alcohol with her, not knowing what it could do to her. Then this article goes on explaining who, what and how alcohol affects the body. Lastly, it lists a variety of signs and questions on how one can spot an alcohol problem.

I chose this article because alcohol and drugs is something that even up to this day, even teenagers and college students, tempt to get themselves into. This is why it is relevant to my project topic. It is something most people can relate to or have, at one point, been pressurized to do drugs. The audience would mainly be the youth who have an alcohol problem or alcohol addiction. This source shows me how peer pressure can be really influential at times especially when Cara tried to convince Jolene that alcohol was good to perform well in math. One flaw is that this article took place at a home where only one friend was invited. A higher chance of being pressurized to drink or do drugs would be at concerts or at parties. This article certainly left me with an eye to look out for when it comes to alcohol problems.


  1. Dubin, Julie Weingarden. “Mom Story: My Kids Have Life-threatening Food Allergies.” N.p., 31 Dec. 2013. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.
  2. Marks, Jennifer B. “Clinical Diabetes.” Obesity in America: It’s Getting Worse. N.p., Jan. 2004. Web. 23 Apr. 2016.
  3. Neuman, Scott. “Violence In Schools: How Big A Problem Is It?” NPR. NPR, 16 Mar. 2012. Web. 23 Apr. 2016.
  4. Amato, Paul R. “The Future of Children, Princeton – Brookings: Providing Research and Analysis to Promote Effective Policies and Programs for Children.”  – The Future of Children –. N.p., Fall 2005. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
  5. “Alcohol How It Affects You.” Current Health 1 21.5 (1998): 22. Health Source – Consumer Edition. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.