Category: Recommended Reading

The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918

100 Year Anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

The 1918 influenza pandemic is remembered for the massive loss of life it caused. Conservative estimates suggest there were 20-50 million victims, while other estimates go as high as 100 million.  At the time, that was 3-6% of the world’s population. Life expectancy in many countries fell by decades! The flu pandemic spread far and

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Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret

Recommended Reading: Small Steps, The Year I Got Polio

by Peg Kehret This 2016-2017 Oregon Battle of the Books selection tells the true story of Peg Kehret, who at age 12 contracted three different kinds of polio. Surviving the initial paralysis brought on by the illness, Peg had to learn how to walk again. This is a story of strength and courage in the

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