Sara Latta is the author of 17 books for children and teens. Recent books include:
Interest level: Grades 5 and up
BONES: DEAD PEOPLE DO TELL TALES (True Forensic Crime Stories, Enslow Publishing, 2011)
CYBERCRIME: DATA TRAILS DO TELL TALES (True Forensic Crime Stories, Enslow Publishing, 2011)
DNA & BLOOD: DEAD PEOPLE DO TELL TALES (True Forensic Crime Stories, Enslow Publishing, 2011)
ICE SCIENTIST: CAREERS IN THE FROZEN ANTARCTIC (Enslow Publishing, 2009)
"Wow! This is one of the few books I've ever reviewed that I couldn't put down. This NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2010 explores different careers in the Antarctic using examples of real scientists in the field. The book's overarching theme is exemplified in a quote from one of the highlighted scientists: 'I think that science is like a playpen: research is fantastic' "-- National Science Teachers Association.
LAVA SCIENTIST: CAREERS IN ON THE EDGE OF VOLCANOES (Enslow Publishing, 2009)
Interest level: K-3
WHO FIXED BABIES' HEARTS? VIVIEN THOMAS (Enslow Publishing, 2012)
WHO INVENTED BASKETBALL? JAMES NAISMITH (Enslow Publishing, 2012)
WHO INVENTED THE FERRIS WHEEL? GEORGE FERRIS (Enslow Publishing, 2012)
Sara Latta is a scientist-turned-science writer. She lives in Champaign, Illinois, and enjoys visiting schools and libraries to share her love of science and nature. Each presentation is tailored to her audience and can be integrated into classroom-related units of study. Past presentations have included CSI: YOU be the Forensic Anthropologist and Letters from the Earth: Creative Writing Inspired by Science and Nature.
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