Newman, Patricia, Ebola: Fears and Facts. pgs. 48. Lerner Publishing Company, 2015. $31.99. INFORMATION
From 1975 to 2013, Ebola killed nearly 1,500 people. In 2014, nearly seven times that number were killed in the epidemic. How is this virus spread? How did it come to be? How can you lower your risk of catching it? This book answers these questions and more.
Newman does a great job of objectively talking about the disease while answering commonly asked questions. The layout is well done and is easy to follow. Included are a frequently asked questions, glossary, bibliography, and sources for further information to help with common core standards. Readers who need to read a non-fiction book or who are interested in learning about Ebola will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.