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Bubonic Panic : When Plague Invaded America
by Gail Jarrow


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A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens

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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens

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? Bubonic Panic tells the true story of America's first plague epidemic--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. Once again, acclaimed author and scientific expert Gail Jarrow brings the history of a medical mystery to life in vivid and exciting detail for young readers. This title includes photographs and drawings, a glossary, a timeline, further resources, an author's note, and source notes.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781620917381
  • ISBN-10: 1620917386
  • Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 200
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-18
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Biology

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-05-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Jarrow concludes her Deadly Diseases trilogy (after Red Madness and Fatal Fever) with a harrowing, in-depth exploration of the reappearance of bubonic plague at the turn of the 20th century. After briefly detailing earlier outbreaks of plague, Jarrow focuses on the Third Pandemic, which began in 1880s China before spreading to India, Hawaii, San Francisco, and beyond. Augmented by archival illustrations and photographs (including some gruesome ones showing the effects of the plague), her gripping narrative balances the clock-racing work of scientists and officials attempting to understand and stop the plague with entwined themes of fear, prejudice, and anger (“San Francisco’s Chinese population had been unlucky enough to live near the harbor where plague entered the city”). Extensively researched, with numerous resources for readers looking to study the topic further. Ages 10–up. (May)

 
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