Fever, 1793

by Laurie Halse Anderson

DId you get a flu shot this year? The reality of contagious diseases have been with us for a long time. Although this book is historical it is certainly not dry. It's a drama of daily death as a fever sweeps through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1793.
16 year old Matilda Cook is separated from her sick mother and she learns what it take to survive and care for those she loves when she is forced to cope with the horrors of the yellow fever epidemic that sweeps through her hometown.
Read Fever, 1793 to find out who survives and at what cost.

Summer Assignment

1. Map out the important locations in Miranda's story. You may consult an online version of a map of Philadelphia from that era but the map you make for this assignment must be yours. Like all good maps, pay attention to scale and provide a key or legend for the user.

2. Be prepared to talk about the story's emotional highs and lows. We will record your impressions using VoiceThread.