Fall 2021

Understanding Coronaviruses

SARS, MERS, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

While many scientists believed influenza would cause the next great pandemic, no one was prepared for the new strain of coronavirus that appeared in 2019. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has infiltrated every country and put global public health and the economy at risk. Health-care systems have been pushed to the limit as protective gear, life-saving equipment, tests, and vaccines are scarce and in high demand. From the initial infection to the widespread impact on daily life, Understanding Coronaviruses examines the intricacies of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and how they compare to previous viruses and pandemics.

Format Your Price
978-1-7284-2888-8
On pre-order until 09/07/2021
$27.99
978-1-7284-3093-5
On pre-order until 09/07/2021
$41.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2021-09-07
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN024030, YAN050030, YAN025140
Dewey 362.1962/414
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1110
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Connie Goldsmith

Connie Goldsmith writes books about history, health, and science for older children. A retired RN with a master's degree in health, Ms. Goldsmith lives near Sacramento, California.