Wounded Brains

True Survival Stories

From the Series Powerful Medicine

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

• A triathlon athlete has part of her skull removed to relieve the pressure on her injured brain after a car accident.
• A soldier, wounded by a mortar explosion in Iraq, works with doctors to retrain his brain so he can speak and walk again.
• Doctors have discovered that administering extra doses of two chemicals naturally produced by the body can help prevent additional neuron damage in the brain following an injury.

That’s powerful medicine!

Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who survived life-threatening brain injuries. Find out how doctors and researches use the latest medical breakthroughs to save patients who have traumatic brain injuries and help them return to normal life. You’ll learn ways to protect your brain, as well as fascinating facts about the brain and how it controls the entire body.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-6310-1
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.6
BISACS JNF051000, JNF024000
Dewey 617.4'81044
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 970
Guided Reading Level Z
ATOS Reading Level 6.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138543
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“These narratives read like information from the Discovery Health channel, for kids: part fascinating science, part human interest story, and part ‘Eew, gross!’” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Sandra Markle

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.

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Powerful Medicine

Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who lived through injuries and diseases that impact one part of the body. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle explains how doctors use the latest medical breakthroughs to repair the damage and prepare patients for… View available downloads →