When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, Aids

Paperback | April 11, 1997

byJames Cross Giblin

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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)
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1995 Top of the List Non Fiction (BL)
1996 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
Notable Children’s Books of 1996 (ALA)

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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 hav...

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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...

James Cross Giblin is the author of eighteenbooks for young readers, many of which have received awards and honors.Twelve of his titles, most recently Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero and When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS have been named Notable Children's Books by the American Library Association.In 1996 he receiv...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:April 11, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064461955

ISBN - 13:9780064461955

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book!!!! This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. I encourage all teens to read it. It is a wonderful non-fiction book. I am 14, and an above average reader. I couldn't find anything in my library at school. Then the librarian showed me this book. I have loved it ever since
Date published: 2000-02-09

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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. "School Library Journal" Best Books of 1995; ALA 1996 Best Books for Young Adults; ALA 1996 Notable Children's Books.

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"A highly informative, engrossing work." (Kirkus Reviews)