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BISAC Subject YAN051050

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Death, Grief, Bereavement

Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth's Oldest Organisms

Meet the science experts who study specimens of extreme longevity in both the plant and animal kingdoms, such as the 80,000-year-old root system of Pando (a colony of male quaking aspens)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 571.8/79

Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death

About 4,000 unidentified deceased persons are discovered in the United States every year. But forensic experts are successful in identifying about 3,000 of those bodies within a year. In… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • ATOS: 9.8
  • Dewey: 363.25

Regine's Book: A Teen Girl's Last Words

Regine’s blog about living with Leukemia gained a huge following, and eventually became this book. She writes openly about emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to recover… Read More →

Understanding Suicide: A National Epidemic

Suicide is among the top three causes of death for young people ages 15 to 24. In fact, this global epidemic claims 41,000 lives per year in the United States alone. Suicide touches people of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 362.28