Bubonic Panic

Bubonic Panic

When Plague Invaded America

Book - 2016
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Uncovering the true story of America's first plague epidemic in 1900, this book is perfect to share with young readers looking for a historical perspective of the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic that is gripping the world today.

In March 1900, San Francisco's health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown. A man had died of bubonic plague, one of the world's deadliest diseases. But how could that be possible? Acclaimed author and scientific expert Gail Jarrow brings the history of a medical mystery to life in vivid and exciting detail for young readers. She spotlights the public health doctors who desperately fought to end it, the political leaders who tried to keep it hidden, and the brave scientists who uncovered the plague's secrets. This title includes photographs and drawings, a glossary, a timeline, further resources, an author's note, and source notes.

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
Publisher: Honesdale, PA :, Calkins Creek,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781620917381
Branch Call Number: Y 616.923 JA
Characteristics: 197 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm


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Feb 22, 2018

I read this for a club at school and it was actually very interesting! It was a quick read, but extremely informative. Did you know that the plague still exists today? I didn't! It was a nice book to read and I now know much more about the plague than I ever thought necessary. Hopefully it won't come in handy, but it's always useful to learn more about the fascinating world that surrounds us :)

Also, a heads-up: For those faint of heart, or just those who don't want to see very detailed pictures of symptoms of the plague, I would recommend skipping pages 10 and 11.


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