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Killer Style - by Alison Matthews David & Serah-Marie McMahon (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 48

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Clothing & Dress

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Owlkids

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Author: Alison Matthews David & Serah-Marie McMahon

Language: English

Street Date: April 15, 2019
TCIN: 54487342
UPC: 9781771472531
Item Number (DPCI): 248-89-4178
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

The clothes we wear every day keep us comfortable, protect us from the elements, and express our unique style--but could fashion also be fatal? As it turns out, history is full of fashions that have harmed or even killed people. From silhouette-cinching corsets and combustible combs to lethal hair dyes and flammable flannel, this nonfiction book looks back at the times people have suffered pain, injury, and worse, all in the name of style. Historical examples like the tragic "Radium Girl" watchmakers and mercury-poisoned "Mad Hatters," along with more recent factory accidents, raise discussion of unsafe workplaces--where those who make the clothes are often fashion's first victims.

Co-authored by a scholar in the history of textiles and dress with the founder of WORN Fashion Journal, this book is equal parts fab and frightening: a stylishly illustrated mash-up of STEAM content, historical anecdotes, and chilling stories. Nonfiction features including sidebars, sources, an index, and a list of further reading will support critical literacy skills and digging deeper with research on this topic.

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