Because I’ve been having trouble posting a third weekly post with my new work schedule, I’ve decided to introduce a new feature: the weekend Mini Review! This short review will be posted on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday each week.
This Newbery book was fantastic! I loved it way more than I ever enjoy nonfiction books. I kept reading sentences and factoids aloud to my husband, and I devoured it in two hours.
The book talks about the yellow fever plague that swept through Philadelphia in 1793, killing thousands in a matter of weeks. It is compulsively readable and full of interesting facts about treatments, politics, racial issues, and disease control at the time. I absolutely loved it. Any kid (or adult!) who’s interested in lesser-known areas of history will love it, too.
Rating: Re-read Worthy