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Mosquitoes are often considered the deadliest animals on Earth, mostly because they spread malaria. Without treatment, malaria can be fatal. Using things such as mosquito nets and insecticides, people are fighting malaria by fighting the bugs that spread it. Malaria explores the history and science behind this disease, as well as how it's treated. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF024020, JNF025000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2022
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Core Library
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2021-12-15
ISBN 9781532196607, 9781098218416
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 614.49
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 780
ATOS Interest Level Not AR
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
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.

Author: Mary Bates