The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now

ISBN-10: 1338360221
ISBN-13: 9781338360226
Author: Hopkinson, Deborah
Interest Level: 3-5
Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: October 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 224

Series: The Deadliest


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Interest Level

Grades 3-5

Reading Level

Lexile: 1050L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Medieval

Description
Packed with graphics, photos, and facts for curious minds, this is a gripping look at pandemics through the ages. The deadly outbreak of plague known as the Great Mortality, which struck Europe in the mid 1300s and raged for four centuries, wiped out more than 25 million people in the course of just two years. With its vicious onslaught, life changed for millions of people almost instantaneously. Deadly pandemics have always been a part of life, from the Great Mortality of the Middle Ages, to the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918, to the eruption of COVID-19 in our own century. Many of these diseases might have seemed like things to read about in history books -- until the unthinkable happened, and our own lives were turned upside down by the emergence of the novel coronavirus. As we learn more about COVID-19, we may be curious about pandemics of the past. Knowing how humans fought diseases long ago may help us face those of today. In this fast-paced, wide-ranging story filled with facts, pictures, and diagrams about diseases -- from plague to smallpox to polio to flu -- critically acclaimed Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings voices from the past to life in this exploration of the deadliest diseases of then and now.
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