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Skin Cancer
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By Connie Goldsmith
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©2011
Twenty-First Century Books

Series: USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

ISBN-10: 0-7613-5469-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5469-7

Pages: 128
Trim Size: 6 1/8 x 9
Dewey: 616.99'477
Reading Level: 8

Interest Level: 6-12
Ages: 11-18






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by Connie Goldsmith

Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer, and it affects people of all ages. Indeed, a headline from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, says, "Milder skin cancer...
Bibliography, Case Histories, Full-Color Illustrations, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Online Resources, Photo Captions, Sidebars, Source Notes, Table of Contents, Websites
About the Author
Connie Goldsmith writes books about history, health, and science for older children. She has fourteen children's books to her credit, with another coming in 2015. Her works include Bombs Over Bikini, about the U.S. nuclear testing program in the Marshall Islands, Traumatic Brain Injury, and books about malaria, influenza, antibiotic resistant infections, and the California Gold Rush, among others. Currently, she is working on several nonfiction and fiction projects.

She is a big fan of today's young adult and middle-grade novels and reads one or two of them each week. Over the past twelve years, she has reviewed more than 700 children's books for a regional parenting publication, and many others for the New York Journal of Books. She has more than 200 articles published in various genres. These include California Kids, the children's magazines Cricket and Highlights, and the SCBWI Bulletin and Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market.

As an RN with a master's degree in health, Ms. Goldsmith also writes continuing education articles for nurses on a wide variety of professional and disease-specific topics. She writes a pediatric health column for a regional parenting publication, and maintains a health blog on her website at www.conniegoldsmith.com.

Ms. Goldsmith is a member of the Authors Guild and an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She serves as Conference Coordinator for the SCBWI California North/Central Region. She lives near Sacramento, California where she hikes along the American River, sweats out the miles on her treadmill, and visits with family and friends between bouts of frenzied research and writing.
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"This series mimics USA Today in its readability, though the books' length and breadth render them more suited to fact-finding than to pleasure reading. The language is straightforward and objective." --School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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