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Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history / by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson.

McMahon, Serah-Marie, (author). David, Alison Matthews (author). Wilson, Gillian (illustrator).
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria j391.009 MCM (Text) 37521530919267 AMPL Juvenile New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Montpelier Harrison Twp PL - Montpelier J 391 MCM (Text) 76052000065489 MHTPLM Juvenile Reference Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/CH (Text) NCSTL9781771472531 On Order On order -
Peabody PL - Columbia City YP 391.009 MCMAHON (Text) 30403002356368 Young Adult - New Non-Fiction Display Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton J 391.009 McM (Text) 30890000715167 New Youth materials Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771472531
  • ISBN: 1771472537
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : illustrations, photographs (mostly color) ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Owlkids Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
No one is safe from these fatal crimes of fashion... --cover
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical notes/references (page 46) and index (page 47).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1060L Lexile.
Age Range: 9-12 years.
Grade Level: 4-7.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Subject: Clothing and dress > Health aspects > History > Juvenile literature.
Clothing and dress > History > Juvenile literature.
Fashion > History > Juvenile literature.
Fashion > Psychological aspects.
Fashion > History.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Clothing & Dress.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Sociology.

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