We are delighted to announce that one of our titles has been shortlisted as an Outstanding Youth Book for the Canadian Science Writers’ Association Book Awards. Congratulations to Ann Love, Jane Drake, and Bill Slavin!
It’s Why You’re Alive
Written by Ann Love and Jane Drake
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Hardcover | 128 Pages | Ages 9-12
The Black Death. Yellow Fever. Smallpox. History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person today is alive because of an ancestor who survived–and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, bird flu or a new and unknown disease, will determine our future. Pandemic Survival presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we’re doing to prevent future pandemics. Full of delightfully gross details about symptoms and fascinating facts about bizarre superstitious behaviors, Pandemic Survival is sure to interest even the most squeamish of readers.
Congratulations to the other shortlisted titles:
- A History of Just About Everything by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky
- Au labo les Debrouillards! by Yannick Bergeron
- Before the World Was Ready by Claire Eamer and Sa Boothroyd
- Buzz About Bees by Kari-Lynn Winters
- Dirty Science by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone
The winners of this year’s award will be announced in mid-April and the award will be presented during the CSWA awards banquet at the annual conference in Toronto on June 7. You can find the full award announcement on the website here.