Close to Home: A Story of the Polio Epidemic

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Puffin Books, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 55 pages
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In the summer of 1952, Betsy sees her vacation fun overshadowed by the spreading polio epidemic, while her mother and other scientists work frantically to develop a vaccine for the crippling disease.

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User Review  - Miss Amanda - Goodreads

A quick read (53 pages), tells the story of the polio outbreak in 1952 through the eyes of fifth grader Betsy. Through the course of the story, Betsy observes how adults like Leticia's mom try to ... Read full review


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Aileen Arrington lives in South Carolina.

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