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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CLOSE TO HOME: A Story of the Polio Epidemic

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Fifth-grader Betsy, whose mother works in Jonas Salk's research lab, has an on-again, off-again friendship with fascinating, mischievous Leticia, whose mother is so fearful of polio that she believes ... Read full review


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Aileen Arrington lives in South Carolina.

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