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Winger

By Katherine Keller on September 12, 2015 3:11 PM | Permalink

Andrew Smith

Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2013. 439 pages.

Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
High School: 9-12
CML Juvenile Fiction: JuvFic Smith

Pandemic Survival: It's Why You're Alive

By Katherine Keller on September 4, 2015 10:47 AM | Permalink

Ann Love and Jane Drake

Tundra Books, 2013. 122 pages.

Non-Fiction
Middle School: 7-8
CML 
Juvenile Non-Fiction: RA653.5 .L68 2013

Drake and Love take us from the dawn of recorded history through the present date.  On this journey we learn that pandemic disease is a horrible scourge that has caused immense suffering, countless deaths, and in some cases, radically altered the course of history. That said, the ability of our ancestors' immune systems to overcome these diseases, plus the knowledge about germs, sanitation, and good public health practices that we've learned over the course of history are the reasons that we are alive today and are partly why this is an age of unprecedented prosperity.