Throughout human history, people have been battling illnesses. Smallpox spread through cities in ancient times. The bubonic plague in the Middle Ages killed millions around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life across the globe in 2020. At the same time, tragic events like these have led to amazing improvements in medicine. Deadly Diseases helps readers examine the history of these diseases and the science behind how they work. It also explores treatments and vaccines that have saved countless lives. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
Deadly Diseases – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
This grisly collection looks at epidemics and pandemics of the past and present, explaining each in a simple, relatable way that remains true to the science without leaning into the overly morbid aspects of discussing illnesses. Archival images and photographs of sick people are used to show symptoms and discuss feelings, but they are also paired with scientific imaging to balance out the content. Educators will appreciate the way this rich series seamlessly combines personal narratives, primary sources, and scientific breakdowns of each disease so they can easily be introduced in classrooms. VERDICT While largely focusing on medical science, this series also does a good job weaving relevant social justice perspectives into the narrative timelines of each disease.