Bone Detective: The Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France
Title: Bone Detective: The Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France
Author: Lorraine Jean Hopping
Discusses the life and many specific achievements of forensic anthropologist Diane France.
Lexile Level: 950
Guided Reading Level: Y
Diane France loves bones. Why? Because they talk to her. Every skeleton she meets whispers secrets about the life — and death — of its owner. Diane can hear those secrets because she’s a forensic anthropologist, a bone detective. She has the science skills and know-how to examine bones for clues to a mystery: Who was this person and how did he or she die?
Bones tell Diane about the life and times of famous people in history, from a Russian royal family to American outlaws and war heroes. They speak to her about murders, mass disasters, and fatal accidents. One day she’s collecting skeletal evidence at a crime scene. A phone call later she’s jetting to the site of a plane crash or other unexpected tragedy to identify victims.
Bone Detective is the thrilling story of a scientist and her science. To tell this true tale of adventure, author Lorraine Jean Hopping drew on firsthand accounts from Diane and her friends, family, and colleagues. How did a small-town girl full of curiosity and mischief become a world-famous bone detective? The life story of Diane France will intrigue and inspire readers of all ages.