Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities
Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities

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Annotation: Looks at the lives of ten imposters, including Keron Thomas, Princess Caraboo, and Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., describing their motivations and exploits.
Catalog Number: #49111
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: Dial
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: c2011
Illustrator: Hoppe, Paul,
Pages: 121 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-8037-3310-0 Perma-Bound: 0-605-49130-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-8037-3310-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-49130-4
Dewey: 920
LCCN: 2010011878
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: ALA Booklist (4/1/11) , Horn Book (8/1/11) , Kirkus Reviews , Publishers Weekly , School Library Journal (5/1/11) , Voice of Youth Advocates , Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Word Count: 20,813
Reading Level: 6.8
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.8 / points: 3.0 / quiz: 143033 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:8.3 / points:7.0
Lexile: 980L
Guided Reading Level: S

True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train in 1993, to the lonely but clever Frank Abagnale of Catch Me if You Can fame, these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades. Graphic panels draw you into the exploits of these pretenders, and meticulously researched details keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene is presented in the second person, a unique point of view that literally places you inside the faker's mind. With motivations that include survival, delusion, and plain, old-fashioned greed, the psychology of deception has never been so fascinating or so close at hand.