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Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America

Bubonic Panic When Plague Invaded America A School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book for TeensIn March San Francisco s health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown A man

  • Title: Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America
  • Author: Gail Jarrow
  • ISBN: 9781620917381
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book for TeensIn March 1900, San Francisco s health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown A man had died of bubonic plague, one of the world s deadliest diseases But how could that be possible Bubonic Panic tells the true story of America s first plague epidemic theA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book for TeensIn March 1900, San Francisco s health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown A man had died of bubonic plague, one of the world s deadliest diseases But how could that be possible Bubonic Panic tells the true story of America s first plague epidemic the public health doctors who desperately fought to end it, the political leaders who tried to keep it hidden, and the brave scientists who uncovered the plague s secrets Once again, acclaimed author and scientific expert Gail Jarrow brings the history of a medical mystery to life in vivid and exciting detail for young readers This title includes photographs and drawings, a glossary, a timeline, further resources, an author s note, and source notes.

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    1. There's nothing quite like a good book about an incredibly deadly disease spread by fleas to make the back of your neck itch.

    2. I tend to get obsessed with plagues and pandemics of the past. If you are like me, and are somehow wildly interested in scary illnesses, then this might be a book for you. It's full of scary photos and scary facts and scary stories about the bubonic plague.

    3. I have read about the medieval plague, but I haven't read much about the plague epidemic of the twentieth century. It was fascinating (and sad) to learn about this time period. Gail Jarrow has an incredible ability to make nonfiction material very accessible to readers. This book is a page-turner, and I had difficulty putting it down! The information is very easy to follow, yet it is complex and made me think! I will read any book by Jarrow because she really makes me think. Her texts go beyond [...]

    4. What is awesome? Reading this entire book about how rats spread fleas that have bubonic plague and then finding two dead mice in your barn the same afternoon. Clearly a personal problem.That being said, this was an engaging tale of bubonic plague from the middle ages to today. The majority of the book is about the impact of bubonic plague on California in the early 1900's and the subsequent conflict between the Chinese people of San Franscisco and the government and the scientists. This book is [...]

    5. The plague. The black death. Destroyer of empires. And it came to America! How did we escape the mass death? Through scientific study, we found out how plague is spread (through fleas that infest rats), and stopped it by killing rats and keeping them away. Has plague been eradicated? Nope. The fleas that carry plague infest rodents on all continents (except Antarctica) and multiple cases are found every year. It is like a horror movie, where the bad guy could come back at any moment we relax our [...]

    6. This middle grade nonfiction title explores the third wave of bubonic plague, which hit the US in the early 1900s. More specifically, it delves into the ways that society and politicians chose to handle the public health crisis which was wildly -- and unsurprisingly -- racist against Asian immigrants and communities. I wish Jarrow had dove into that a little bit further, but she did offer some excellent primary source images that makes those beliefs and actions clear. The book's trim size is ann [...]

    7. Fascinating!! Jarrow's focus is on the third pandemic wave of the Bubonic Plague and the events surrounding its invasion of America in 1900. While a clear explanation of the disease and its forms, the book examines scientific understanding and the sharing and/or resistance to new discoveries of the time, the impact of the prevailing racism on the management of the outbreak and the political tug of war that affected all levels of government and the evolving public health agencies.As in her other [...]

    8. Jarrow tells a good story while informing her readers about one of the world's scariest diseases. There are several well done sections, particularly with the discrimination experienced by the Chinese when plague first arrived in San Francisco and the plague deniers that tried to refute scientific evidence. Also, the status of current day plague is covered with the gravity it deserves yet doesn't resort to scare tactics. I have a few tiny quibbles: The title is slightly misleading as both septice [...]

    9. Gail Jarrow is an excellent presenter of facts. For the most part. Some of this book fell into the "litany of dates and events" trap, though. That being said, I never did know how Y. pestis got its name. Thank you, Alexandre (said in the lost-cat search voice from "Home Movies"). Lots of politics affected the search for causes and cures, which is probably happening now too. Possibly the most surprising information was the Japanese dropping bubonic flea bombs on China during WWII, with plans to a [...]

    10. Another hit from Gail Jarrow! This book started off a little slow with necessary explanation of the bubonic plague's history in medieval Europe, but it really took off once the 19th century epidemics started. Jarrow's writing is compelling, making this nonfiction science mystery quite a page-turner. I would definitely suggest this to fans of true mysteries and the history of science.

    11. Don't read if you're a hypochondriac, ESPECIALLY if you're a hypochondriac living in the Southwestwhere, I was stunned to learn, you can still get the plague. I don't live in the Southwest, but I'm a hypochondriac - and I'm pretty sure I have the plague now (probably all three kinds).

    12. Well-researched. Rich back matter. Primary source photographs throughout.Jarrow is experienced in taking complex, often gruesome, medical facts and creating a readable text. The book summarizes the history of the bubonic plague and details the arrival of the deadly germ in America in the late 19th Century. The final chapter is particularly ominous as it discusses the present and future of the disease. Although antibiotics can cure bubonic plague, doctors often do not recognize the symptoms as pl [...]

    13. The Bubonic Plague, also known as a silent killer, in this narrative nonfiction book the author explores the start of the Bubonic Plague, the exploration of how to cure this plague, and how the research that came with it. A large section of the book goes into detail of the carriers of the plague, such as rats, fleas, squirrels, rabbits, and prairie dogs, how it travels into the body, and the many lives this plague has taken. The illustrations in the book are comprised of photographs of doctors, [...]

    14. This narrative nonfiction describes the history of the bubonic plague that struck a large portion of Europe and the Western Hemisphere. From its earliest record dating back to the Byzantine Empire, through Europe, and finally arriving in America destroying populations as it passed through different parts of the world. It contains compelling photographs of people, rats, fleas, posters, newspapers, etc. that depict the horror of the plague as well information about transmittal, prevention, and tre [...]

    15. For some reason, I tend to like historical fiction that takes place during the Black Death. Kind of morbid, I guess, so I thought I would enjoy this book about the plague, even though it mostly took place in America. And I did enjoy it - more than I thought I would. Interesting facts about how plague came to America, and interesting that it is still out there, but relieved that it is very treatable.

    16. Another fascinating book by Gail Jarrow! Having previously read Red Madness and Fatal Fever, I knew that Jarrow has a flair for bringing medical non-fiction to life. This book was no exception. Put me in the ranks of people who thought the bubonic plague was just a terrible scourge of the middle ages -- I had no idea that we faced it in the United States. Great writing, great read!

    17. Jarrow does a good job writing about the America's first plague epidemic telling the story about health care doctors who raced to stopped it from spreading. This narrative non-fiction book includes gruesome pictures of plague victims, newspaper articles, facts, and reads as if you are reading a crime novel. The details make this horrific time period in America worth the read and make it fun to use within a Social Studies lesson.Format: Chapter book

    18. AM Read-aloud. Both kids gave this 3.5, which I thought fair. We found it an interesting enough introduction to how plague works and becomes epidemic, and a good telling of epidemic plague in 1900s San Francisco. It's a solid science history for middle grade readers who are interested, but easily skippable if they aren't.

    19. History of the plague with an emphasis on America, including it's surprisingly active modern status. Apparently cats are important vectors. (Stares at pet.) I liked the informative tone, but a few times I felt that poor policies were reported without context emphasizing the racist and unscientific basis for them.

    20. Jarrow succeeds at providing a comprehensive overview of her subject matter while still managing to weave in a gripping narrative. Science, misconceptions, politics and racism come to a head and it's laid out with timelines, images, and additional resources.

    21. Great book by a great author. An interesting combination of history and medical science. For recent readers it clearly demonstrates the serious and long lasting consequences of fake news and science deniers.

    22. This book was very informative about the bubonic plague. I also liked the way the author used personification to make the plague a killer. That made the information so much more interesting to read.

    23. I found this book really interesting. I learned a lot of things that I didn't previously know. It does have some gross graphic pictures of plague victims, so beware of that if you have a weak stomach.

    24. 3.5 stars interesting non fiction read about a creepy, gross topic. Doesn’t shy away from the facts but they are presented in a palatable way and the book isn’t too graphic. Overall a good read. Definitely not my favorite PYRCA Book!

    25. This book had interesting pictures of symptoms of the plague. I also learned quite a bit of new information about the different types of plague and how it became an epidemic within the United States! It also is still around today!

    26. This was a really interesting nonfiction read. I learned all kinds of things about the plague that I had no idea about before. A warning though there are a couple of gross graphic pictures.

    27. The way this book feeds you information is kind of slow, but it's information regardless. NOT for queasy readers

    28. Now I am paranoid about the plague, it still exists! This is great informational book, lots to learn and digest as you read it.

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