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    Written in Bone
    Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
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    ISBN-13: 978-0-8225-7135-3
    AR Quiz #: 127307
    AR Points: 6.00
    ATOS Level: 9.00
    Guided Reading: X
    Lexile Level: 1140
    SRC Reading Level: 11.4
    Pages: 144
    Trim Size: 8 3/8 x 10 1/2
    Dewey: 614'.17
    Reading Grade Level: 5
    Interest Grade Level: 5-8
    Ages: 10-14
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    DESCRIPTION Sally M. Walker
    Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examining the fragile skeleton that had been buried there for four hundred years. "He was about fifteen years old when he died. And he was European," Owsley concluded. But how did he know? Just as forensic scientists use their knowledge of human remains to help solve crimes, they use similar skills to solve the mysteries of the long-ago past. Join author Sally M. Walker as she works alongside the scientists investigating colonial-era graves near Jamestown, Virginia, as well as other sites in Maryland. As you follow their investigations, she'll introduce you to what scientists believe are the lives of a teenage boy, a ship's captain, an indentured servant, a colonial official and his family, and an enslaved African girl. All are reaching beyond the grave to tell us their stories, which are written in bone.

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    Book Features
    Author's Note, Bibliography, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary Source Quotations, Source Notes, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Sally M. Walker has been a children’s book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers’ bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader’s attention with a true story.
    Awards for this Title
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Benjamin Franklin Award
    Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
    Garden State Teen Book Award
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    National Endowment for the Humanities Nonfiction Booklist for Young Readers
    NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    Orbis Pictus Award
    School Library Journal Best Book
    Science Books & Films Best Books
    SSLI Book Award
    Tayshas Reading List
    Texas Library Association Lone Star Reading List
    YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
    YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults