Connie Goldsmith

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Superbugs Strike Back: When Antibiotics Fail

Selected as Best Science Book for grades 7-12 by the Society of School Librarians International; included in the Best Children's Books of the Year from the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education; selected as an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council.

What the critics say about Superbugs:

"Thoughtful and informative discussion of antibiotic resistant bacteria. An engaging introduction to superbugs."
--Booklist

"Meticulous without being tedious, thanks to an engaging writing style."
--School Library Journal

"Clearly and succinctly explains the problem of antibiotic resistance; colorful and easy to read."
--National Science Teachers Association

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?