Vaccine Innovators Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Have you ever been vaccinated against a particular disease? As children, Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering both suffered from whooping cough, a life-threatening illness. As adults, they worked together to create a revolutionary vaccine that saved thousands of lives each year.

Eldering and Kendrick worked in a Michigan lab at a time when whooping cough was spreading around the country. Determined to stop the illness, the pair tested bacteria late into the night. Soon their new vaccine was helping children across the country. But how did they get there? Find out how Eldering and Kendrick’s passion for fixing a problem led them to create an important vaccine.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
BISACS JNF007120, JNF024020, JNF007090
Dewey 579.30922
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 730
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183065
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

Author: S. Wood

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STEM Trailblazer Bios

Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View available downloads →