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Patient Zero (revised edition)

Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

by Marilee Peters
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: history of science, biology, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19.

More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is …

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Patient Zero (Revised Edition)

Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

by Marilee Peters
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: history of science, diseases, illnesses & injuries, biology

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19.

More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is …

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CRISPR

A Powerful Way to Change DNA

by Yolanda Ridge, illustrated by Alex Boersma
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: biology, experiments & projects, history of science

We can change the world with gene editing—but should we?  

CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. If it sounds complicated, it is—but it’s also one of the most powerful ways we can shape the future. And it’s poised to completely upend the way we think about science. 

Author Yolanda Ridge tackles this topi …

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One Earth

People of Color Protecting Our Planet

by Anuradha Rao
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: social activists, environmental conservation & protection, cultural heritage

? “The activists’ stories are extraordinary...It’s a powerful answer to Rao’s framing questions: ‘Who is an environmental defender? What does she or he look like? Maybe like you. Maybe like me.’”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
? “Thought-provoking reading for young people figuring out their own contributions. This valuable com …

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DNA Detective

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Lil Crump
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: discoveries, biology, anatomy & physiology, chemistry

It’ll take a genetics genius to solve this crime ...

In the center of almost every cell in our bodies, there’s a piece of DNA designed to give the body instructions like: “Create two legs, two arms, two eyes, and one nose.” But how can so much information be squeezed into such a tiny space?

In DNA Detective, Lloyd Kyi unravels the mystery of …

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Foodprints

The Story of What We Eat

by Paula Ayer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: cooking & food, environmental science & ecosystems, business & economics

An indispensible guide for savvy teens to sort food myths from reality.

The everyday choices we make when it comes to food don’t just have an effect on us—they also affect other people and the planet.

Today’s teens are more attuned to what they eat and where it comes from than any generation before them. But there’s still more to know. Foodpr …

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