Newbery Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor recipient Jim Murphy has written numerous stories based on historical events, such as The Boys’ War and The Great Fire. In An American Plague, he tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as well as popular historical figures, such as George Washington and Benjamin Rush, who were involved in finding a cure for this horrific outbreak. Pat Bottino’s captivating narration adds appeal to this interesting historical tale.
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Only has audio. I wanted a book that you could read and tap and the audio would roll, paging as it progressed. The pages would show the book and any illustrations. For a young teenager this would make it interesting.