Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates from Charlesbridge Publishing was shortlisted books for the 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. This information book written by Jill Rubalcaba (a mathematician) and Peter Robertshaw (an archaeologist) explains the discovery and significance of four archaeological finds: Turkana Boy, Lapedo Child, Kennewick Man, and Iceman. The book is directed at middle school and high school students. Through images, maps, timelines and text each narrative includes sections that cover the field discoveries of the hominin remains and their contexts, subsequent deductions from laboratory work, and the debates over interpretations of the findings. The stories revolve around Turkana Boy, a 1.6 million-year-old skeleton found in Kenya; Lapedo Child, a 24,500-year-old found in a Portuguese rock shelter; Kennewick Man, the 9,000-year-old body found eroding out of the Columbia River in Washington State, and the Iceman, the 5,300-year-old remains found sticking out of an Alpine glacier on the Italian-Austrian border. This book offers students a unique approach to the study of work undertaken by paleontologists and archaeologists.