Fever 1793 is a historical fiction book by Laurie Anderson. Andersonhttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/fever-1793-discussion-guide/%22%20%5Co%20%22Andersonhttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/fever-1793-discussion-guide/ has LC questions that can be asked while reading this book. I enjoyed this book because it easily garbs the attention of the reader.
@sblbooks what a glorious surprise! You are so very kind, this looks like the perfect book for me! I love these types of stories! Thank you thank you for your thoughtfulness! ❤😘
By the way have you joined #litsylove? I'll be sure to send you a note if you did!
YA historical fiction that delves into an epidemic of yellow fever in 1793 Philadelphia. I‘m not usually a fan of historical fiction, but the historical details were interesting & felt realistic & this was more of a story of how a traumatic event can force a child to grow up quickly. Mattie is a great character, starting out as a teen who will do what she can to work as little as possible & shifting into a young woman who steps up to the plate.
This HF novel one the Margaret A. Edwards Award, and was written by acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson! I remember seeing this book in my elementary school library, but I never read it because I thought it would be too gross and scary! This book will take you back to 1793 and into the lives of the Cook family. Who will survive the fever? Have your students find out in a LC! #LAE3414sp19
Loved this book in 5th grade!!! NYT*Historical fiction, would use as IR or LC. A story about a young girl and her trials during the plague of the 1700s. Its very touching and very stressful to read because you're always wondering...what next. ELL use review/ preview activities. UDL guide appropriate goal setting. Teacher resource https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/fever-1793-dis.... #Lae3414sp19
The first book of read by this author, but it won't be the last. I enjoyed all the historical details about the yellow fever #epidemic in Philadelphia. it's a good introduction to #historical fiction for #middlegrade readers. Good choice @Readingismyescape
@Butterfinger you were going to tell me about a story or memory from one of your students.
This was an interesting read. I bought it because of how a reader friend talked it up, but it wasn't anything like how she said. Regardless, I stayed up late to read it. The characters are well written and I teared up a couple times. I recommend it if you like historical stories
I'm participating in this challenge I found on Instagram. You use books you ALREADY own to get a bingo or blackout before the end of January. Who's in?
Fact: This is based on an actual epidemic of yellow fever in Philadelphia in 1793 that wiped out 5,000 people--or 10 percent of the city's population--in three months.
Fiction: the characters
#factfiction #septemberdanes @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja
Another excellent recommendation from my niece 😊
This is historical fiction/YA, taking place in Philadelphia during the malaria epidemic of 1793, when it was the US Capital. The author does a great job of bringing this era to life.
Especially with quotes like this 🤣
It's 1793 in Philadelphia and people begin to come down with what many believe is a summer grippe. But as the fever begins to claim citizens by the hundreds, thousands... It is finally identified as yellow fever. Matilda, Mattie, takes us through her experience with the outbreak. Full of sadness and tension and rich history of the USA's former capital. Loved it!
I always forget how much I love historical fiction. This one takes place during the yellow fever outbreak in Philly in 1793. The plot was a little slow, but I think I only feel that way because the blurb on the book says “The plot RAGES like the epidemic.” No, sir, it doesn‘t, who pays you? HOWEVER, I still liked the plot. After finishing I think it was paced perfectly. I just hate #bookbait
Tallied up my books for the month of October. Lots of #juvenilefiction for sure. In addition to my completed books, I also started 1 ebook (Asylum by K.A. Tucker - about 1/4 done), and an audiobook (Fever 1793, pictured above and borrowed through #Libby - 1/2 done).
Children's Audiobook: 2
Decent. Most likely won't reach anywhere near there in November bc I'm returning to work pt
#octoberwrapup #october #wrapup
The junior class is taking college placement exams in the library all afternoon which means I am very limited in what I can do today... everything I need to get done is too noisy...
So instead I'm going to read the first chapter of each of these and decide which will be my next lunch book 😉
This was the first book that popped up when I googled "books set in Philadelphia". I read it for a Children's Lit class in college and really enjoyed it. Books about plagues are my jam. In fact, please recommend plague books if you've read one you loved! #rockinmay #philadelphiafreedom
I can't think of anything that fits #philadelphiafreedom but I did stumble across this Bustle list. I wonder how true this is... #rockinmay https://www.bustle.com/articles/160868-7-books-that-perfectly-capture-the-spirit...
Almost 5,000 out of a city of 50,000 people died in Philadelphia of yellow fever in 1793 (the map is colored by percentage of yellow fever deaths per street. The red is 20-67%). Laurie Halse Anderson wrote a compelling YA read backed by a ton of research. I remember reading this book over & over as a pre-teen when we moved to Philadelphia, simultaneously terrified I'd catch yellow fever 🙄 & happy that I'd found a book #setinmycity. #readjanuary
This one was just... okay for me.
I'll always appreciate Laurie Halse Anderson's attention to detail when it comes to research and accuracy for her historical fiction writing. But as for the story development, it felt... bland? Like there were other themes that could've been further explored. Overall, perhaps better suited for a junior high level audience rather than YA (how it's cataloged at my local library.)
So this book won loads of awards and I expected it to be fantastic. It was a page turner, a captivating story, but that ending. That ending!!!! Ugh if everything in life could be so nicely tied up and picture perfect. Completely disappointed, unfortunately. 🙁
Are there any Litsy members who are part of a book club in or near Philly? Litsy seems like the perfect place to ask around! (Fever 1793 is a great YA historical novel about the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic that I love to read with my students, by the way!)
It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5 would recommend to everyone. I loved this book, it was one of the few books I've managed to read more than once. I can't stress enough, this book has continued to be one of my favorites of all time.
I've enjoyed several of Laurie Halse Anderson's young adult books, but this one was just so-so for me, probably because it's written for a younger audience. My 12-year-old daughter liked it though, despite not wanting to read it. Pretty good historical fiction for that age group, however.
Have been co-reading this with daughter (she who does not like to read), but she has already finished the book & projects due for school, while I'm only about halfway through. I've fled the house in search of a more scenic backdrop & am going to knock this one out today (if the mosquitoes don't get me first!).
I have two children, both of whom do not enjoy reading. I fail to understand how this happened. Regardless, this one has to finish this book before school starts up again. I decided to co-read with her. The choices for school reading are so much better now than when I was in school.