A Graphic History

From the Series Medical Breakthroughs

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Bacterial infections are a constant threat to human health. Antibiotics stop a bacterial infection from multiplying. They help treat pneumonia, strep throat, and many other infections. But before antibiotics, treatments for these diseases were limited or misguided.

In 1929, the accidental discovery of the first antibiotic, a bacteria-killing liquid called penicillin, kicked off a medical revolution. The use of this new treatment has saved countless lives from World War II soldiers and to modern hospital patients. Explore current issues in antibiotics and the best ways to fight bacteria in this graphic history.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Engineering, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body, STEM: Technology
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF062020, JNF051170, JNF024020
Dewey 615.7/922
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 810
Guided Reading Level W
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, and Source notes

Author: Brandon Terrell

Brandon M. Terrell (1978–2021) was a talented storyteller, authoring more than one hundred books for children. He was a passionate reader, Star Wars enthusiast, amazing father, and devoted husband.

Illustrator: Dante Ginevra

Dante Ginevra is a comic artist, illustrator, art director, and freelancer. He is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.