Compact Research: Diseases & Disorders Reviews

Down Syndrome: ISBN 978-1-60152-065-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-438-6
HPV: ISBN 978-1-60152-070-8 / eBook: 978-1-60152-443-0 School Library Journal, June 2009

Gr 7 Up This up-to-date, excellent overview of Down syndrome addresses controversies and ethical issues associated with this genetic disorder. Parks also reports on current and potential scientific advances that may prevent it in the future and offer a better quality of life and opportunities for those born with it. HPV examines prevention techniques and treatments, explains scientific advances that might prevent HPV, and presents information about vaccines and controversies surrounding them. Important features in both volumes include primary-source quotations with citations, illustrations, facts, tables, and colorful informational sidebars. Useful for reports and for general information.
—Caroline Geck, Newark Public Schools, NJ