BISAC Subject YAN050010

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology

The Animal Mating Game: The Wacky, Weird World of Sex in the Animal Kingdom

Birds do it, bees do it, penguins do it, and orangutans do it. By having sex and giving birth to offspring, animals ensure that their species will survive into the next generation. And in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 591.56

The Human Microbiome: The Germs That Keep You Healthy

Trillions and trillions of microbial cells live on and inside your body. A small number of these microbes are unhealthy germs. But most belong on your body and perform essential jobs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 612

The Race to Discover the AIDS Virus: Luc Montagnier vs Robert Gallo

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the early 1980s, doctors sounded the alarm. A mysterious new disease—acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS—was spreading around the world. While many of the first AIDS patients were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 614.5'99392

Traumatic Brain Injury: From Concussion to Coma

Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike—and she isn't wearing her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 617.4'81044

Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines

Vaccines are biological substances that cause the human immune system to build up its defenses against specific diseases. Public health officials recommend a series of vaccines for all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 615.3/72
Fall 2019

You Do You: Figuring Out Your Body, Dating, and Sexuality

Teen sex. STIs. Sexting. Rape. Sexual harassment. #MeToo and #YesAllWomen. Today's teens launch into their sexual lives facing challenging issues but with little if any formalized learning… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 306.70835