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.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, 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, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, and Websites


School Library Journal

[A] well-researched, thorough summary of the COVID-19 pandemic . . ."—School Library Journal