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  • Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 293 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 930

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780689857386 (hbk.)
  • 0689857381 (hbk.)

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by Chibbaro, Julie.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, Traverwood Teen

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In the early nineteen-hundreds, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New York's Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing case of "Typhoid Mary," a seemingly healthy woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever. Includes a historical note by the author.

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Typhoid in early 1900's

Nice YA/older middle grade historical fiction, about a Jewish girl in turn of the (20th) century NYC who gets a job at the Dept. of Health & Sanitation - and ends up helping quarantine Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary). Interesting look at class, ethnicity, and death - especially from disease.

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