Lexile: Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines. "Paul Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them.
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, by Steven Johnson is a very interesting book. The pump handle! This book has it all!
A riveting account of the infamous Tuskegee Experiment in which 400 black men diagnosed with syphilis were denied treatment which would have cured them and were left to die a slow and agonizing death over a period of 40 years.
BOMB by Steve Sheinkin In December of a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents.