Connie Goldsmith

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Bombs over Bikini: the world's first nuclear disaster

Bombs over Bikini named a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2014; recommended by the National Science Teachers Association; rated as outstanding by the Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California ; a Bank Street College Best Book; SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

Learn how the U.S. nuclear testing program in the Marshall Islands after WWII changed the lives of the islanders forever. Numerous archival military photos show several of the bombs exploding, the islanders affected, and the aftermath of this disastrous period of testing.

Selected Works

Read interviews about how dogs are selected and trained. Learn how military working dogs find explosives and enemy soldiers in war zones. And read first-hand accounts from soldiers who have adopted their dogs.
Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds. Learn about this deadly disease caused by parasites.
Many bacterial infections are becoming increasingly resistant to the antibiotics that once readily cured them.
teen nonfiction
Suicide is among the top three causes of death for young people ages 15 to 24. In fact, it is a global epidemic, claiming 41,000 lives per year in the United States alone. Suicide touches people of all agesófrom those who consider and attempt suicide to those who lose a loved one to suicide. Yet silence often surrounds these deaths and makes the suicide phenomenon difficult to understand. What drives people to take their lives? How can suicides be prevented?