Bone Detective: The Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France

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Diane France loves bones. Why? Because they talk to her. Every skeleton she meets whispers secrets about the lifeâ€"and deathâ€"of its owner. Diane France can hear those secrets because she's a forensic anthropologist, a bone detective. She has the science skills and know-how to examine bones for clues to a mystery: Who was this person and how did he or she die? Bones tell Diane about the life and times of famous people in history, from a Russian royal family to American outlaws and war heroes. They speak to her about murders, mass disasters, and fatal accidents. One day she's collecting skeletal evidence at a crime scene. A phone call later she's jetting to the site of a plane crash or other unexpected tragedy to identify victims. Young readers will be captivated by the thrilling real-life story of this small-town girl full of curiosity and mischief who became a world-famous bone detective.

This title aligns to Common Core standards:

Interest Level Grades 6 - 8; Reading Level Grade level Equivalent: 7.1: Lexile Measure: 1080L

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Author:

Lorraine Jean Hopping

Illustrator:

N/A

Publisher:

Joseph Henry Press

Recommended Ages:

11 - 15 years

Diane France

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