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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793Murphy draws material from primary sources, such as private diaries, newspapers, and books, to give insight into the political, social, and cultural challenges of the yellow fever epidemic. The compelling narrative pulls readers into the crisis, illuminates the community's responses, and shows the best and worst of humanity.
Olive's OceanTwelve-year-old Martha receives a page from the journal of a classmate, Olive, who has died in an accident. Olive's entry about a desire to be Martha's friend, to see the ocean, and to become a writer propels Martha into a journey from childhood to the brink of adolescence.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- John Newbery Medal 2004 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 0-06-053543-1