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American Murderer: The Parasite That Haunted the South
This thoroughly researched and engaging history details the discovery and treatment of devastating cases of hookworm in the southern U.S. in the early twentieth century.
- Nonfiction, History, US History, Health & Medicine, Biography
- Notable Children's Books 2023
- ISBN: 9781684378159
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793Murphy draws material from primary sources, such as private diaries, newspapers, and books, to give insight into the political, social, and cultural challenges of the yellow fever epidemic. The compelling narrative pulls readers into the crisis, illuminates the community's responses, and shows the best and worst of humanity.
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a DisabilityCandidly addressing questions about his disability and its impact on his life, Burcaw offers readers an opportunity to develop empathy for what it means to be “different.” Carr's brilliant photos of comically-staged scenes, along with family shots and outsized graphics, add to this book's tone and liveliness.
The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in our Food and DrugsFrom formaldehyde in your milk to borax in your beans comes this fun, informative exploration of the FDA and how it works to keep our food safe.
- Nonfiction, Health & Medicine
- Notable Children's Books 2020
- ISBN: 9781629794389
Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation
This striking account of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis shows how systemic racism disproportionately impacts the health of marginalized citizens.
- Nonfiction, History, Health & Medicine
- Notable Children's Books 2021
- ISBN: 9781547602322
Sesame Street in Communities
A free website that provides activities, videos, and tips for parents in family interactions and conversations, from the everyday to the more difficult. Topics include grief, divorce, daily routine, eating well, family bonding, and more. Each video or activity is accompanied by a helpful list of opportunities and suggestions for conversation. Available in English and Spanish.