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Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts by Penny Colman
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Jul 03, 12

Read from June 08 to 30, 2012

Kidlit non-fiction tends to me some of my favorite stuff. Usually well-researched and accessible, juvenile non-fic is how I learn. So far this one is promising to continue in the line of books by Kathleen Krull and Russell Freedman.

A good, comprehensive, straight-forward look at death for the late elementary/middle school set. The book covers everything from decomposition to death rites to portrayals of death in culture. Works to demystify death and provide kids with facts. The author uses first-person quite a bit which works surprisingly well for a non-fiction book. This would be a great way to combine social studies and science for curriculum!
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