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Age: Teen
Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade
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Teens in grades 6-12 will get a FREE copy of Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget Heos!

This is not a program that will be held at the library -- you'll sign up for a book, pick it up after we email you pickup details, and it's yours to keep! That's all there is to it!

Pickup details will be emailed to you within 48 hours of registration. Limited to 25 teens, one per person. Teens must be patrons of the Homer Township Public Library.

Registration opens Monday, October 12 at 8:30am.

Book description: Ever since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public’s imagination, thanks especially to popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scene photography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies.

In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos uses real-life cases to tell the fascinating history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking, Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system.