Gr 8 Up
These slim volumes will fill specific needs. Each title introduces the disease or disorder, covers its history, current status, and future treatments; identifies who is susceptible and why; and discusses diagnosis and current and future treatments. The genetic basis (or lack thereof) is also outlined, without focusing on cellular activities. The books are humanized by real-life stories and (except for in Autism ), a list of questions to ask doctors. Background knowledge is occasionally assumed-words like plasmid and adenovirus are used without being defined in the texts or glossaries. The writing is a little uneven, with that in Autism the best and Muscular Dystrophy the worst. Photos are mostly small and superficial.