Being able to understand the jargon on popular crime investigation shows is obviously a big draw for the book, but there are great details about other fields of study as well.They get a physicist to develop an x-ray that can penetrate lead, mathematicians to calculate how heavy the coffins will be, and historians to find documents that lead to identifying the bodies. At the end they have artists create a sculpture based on a skull they find. It is all beautifully formatted and explained in a clear way. An excellent example of narrative nonfiction.
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally Walker
5th - 8th Grade
Tags: History, Nonfiction