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When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS

Grade 5-9

James Cross Giblin, David Frampton

When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS

Paperback (HarperCollins April 11, 1997) , Illustrated Edition
Compassionate and arresting, this exploration of three major diseases that have changed the course of history—the bubonic plague, smallpox, and AIDS—chronicles their fearsome death toll, their lasting social, economic, and political implications, and how medical knowledge and treatments have advanced as a result of the crises they have occasioned. "A book that would serve well for reports, but it is also a fascinating read."—SLJ.

Best Books of 1995 (SLJ)
Notable Children's Trade Books in Social Studies 1996 (NCSS/CBC)
1995 Young Adult Editors’ Choices (BL)
1995 Top of the List Non Fiction (BL)
1996 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
Notable Children’s Books of 1996 (ALA)

0064461955 / 9780064461955
12.0 oz.
6.0 x 0.56 in.