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Fever 1793
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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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. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.
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Alexush
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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.

Alexush I also liked that the problem that is the main focus of the book is quickly revealed. For this book the UDL Id use is 7.2 which is to relevance value and authenticity. The ESOL strategy I‘d use is #48. I‘d allow the students to journal, so they can write it in their own words and go back to look over what they‘ve written. This is for reading levels 2 and up but the interest level is 5th – 8th grade.  3d
Alexush   https://civics.sites.unc.edu/files/2012/05/Fever1793.pdf%22%20%5Co%20%22https://civics.sites.unc.edu/files/2012/05/Fever1793.pdf is a website that has a lesson plan and questions for the entire book. #ucflae3414f19  3d
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Crazeedi
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@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! ❤😘
#litsyfriendsarethebest
#spreadinglitsylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie
By the way have you joined #litsylove? I'll be sure to send you a note if you did!

sblbooks I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. I got it in a book swap, from a fellow litten. I have not joined #litsylove yet. I'll have to print my cards. I need a new computer and printer. I'm going to be working from home soon, hopefully I'll get my home office setup in a month or two. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @sblbooks if you‘re interested just email me at loverofbooks75@gmail dot cot 📚🙌🏻 4mo
sblbooks Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks! I'll let you know soon. 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @sblbooks you‘re welcome!! 4mo
TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️💌 4mo
Crazeedi @sblbooks you make cards? That's cool! I hand make cards, but havent donecthat for a couple years. I just bought cards and started sending!! 4mo
sblbooks That's an idea, I may have to check into it. I don't currently make cards, I was just going to print my letter and paste it onto a regular card most of the time. That is if I want people to be able to read what I say. 😉 My iMac is a 2007 and slow as Christmas, so I don't use it very much. The company I work for is going to pay for a new PC if we take a work-from-home job. I'm planning on it, but I don't know exactly when that will happen. 4mo
Crazeedi @sblbooks that's a good idea too. I'll be looking for you when you decide to join! Take care and have a great weekend!! 4mo
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Krisjericho
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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.

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johnsonmd4
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“I‘m just tired and I can‘t sleep yet. A woman‘s work is never done, isn‘t that what the fools say?”

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claireherman
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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

claireherman UDL PrincipalPrincipal to provide Comprehension (3.1) Activate or supply background knowledge
ESOL Strategy 4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge
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MNelson98 I remember reading this in middle school! I had completely forgot about it until I saw this post. It‘s a very good book. Great choice! 7mo
DrSpalding This is one of my all-time favorite historical fiction pieces. 7mo
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Carinna.Chin
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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

DrSpalding This is an absolute favorite book of mine! This is a quality example of historical fiction. 7mo
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Eggs
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Had she ever enjoyed anything? Had every day been a struggle? Perhaps death would be a release, a rest for the weary
#fever #quotsyapr19 @TK-421

KellyHunsakerReads I love this book. It is very well done. 7mo
RadicalReader I read this book in middle school 7mo
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MeesesPieces
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I liked this book! I actually became emotional during one part which almost never happens. I don‘t normally read YA historical fiction but I‘m so glad I did! It was so worth it. I received this book from one of the book swaps I participated in.

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juliegumdrop
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Burning thru this. Heh heh. #middlegrademarch #middlegrade

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sblbooks
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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.

Crazeedi Adding, love these kind of books 9mo
TrishB Have this on the pile ready! One day.... 9mo
megnews I absolutely loved this book. 9mo
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Butterfinger @sblbooks I cannot believe you remembered. It's been about 15 yrs ago when my 5th graders read and discussed it. When we got to the part where the baby was found, the discussion turned to what should the main character (was her name Maddie or Matilda?) do with the baby. You got regular answers like find an orphanage, etc, but my little Hmong girl, Pahoua, said, "If I was hungry, I'd eat the baby." Pahoua is 25 now and has a wonderful life. 9mo
sblbooks @Butterfinger Oh Nooo...I'm glad Maddie didn't do that! I just had to Google "Hmong". I wasn't sure where they were from. I'm glad she's doing well now. It's good that you can keep in touch with your former students. 9mo
Readingismyescape I‘m so glad you enjoyed it @sblbooks ! I enjoy her writing and have read a few of her books. I found some other historical fiction books by her when I was looking for one for you. I‘ll be checking those out soon. 9mo
rather_be_reading i remember this book!! 7mo
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sblbooks
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Trish, @Readingismyescape
Thank you for my #justabookswap gift. I love it. Now I can read #letterF in the #litsyAtoZ challenge!
@TheBookKeepers

jenniferajanes Oh, that‘s a good one! What a great gift! Enjoy! 📚 9mo
TheBookKeepers Oh that looks good!! 9mo
sblbooks @jenniferajanes and @TheBookKeepers I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one. I love books based on true stories. 9mo
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jenniferajanes @sblbooks @TheBookKeepers Don‘t let it linger on the TBR pile for too long. I read it a while back but remember it being very good! Factual and very interesting! I like books based on true stories too. 9mo
Butterfinger I used to read this with my fifth graders. Loved this book. I have a funny/sad memory about what one little girl said, but I will wait till you read it before I share. 9mo
sblbooks @Butterfinger I'll try to remember to tag you when I finish. 9mo
Readingismyescape You‘re welcome! I‘m glad you like it. I can‘t wait to see your review! 😍 9mo
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AuthorJensenReed
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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

TrishB Have this on the pile! 11mo
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AuthorJensenReed
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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?

Redwritinghood I should do this since I have a ton of unread books, but I never stick to a plan when it comes to reading. 11mo
AuthorJensenReed I have been so bad about reading these last two years. Moving and depression made it so bad. I have about 10 books picked out that will give me a bingo or two and are part of my TBR.. I started a little group on FB for this reading challenge. You're welcome to join if you think it'll help! 11mo
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AuthorJensenReed
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My 3 year old thinks my coffee tastes "Yummyliscious"

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Eggs
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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

TheBookStacker I loved this book growing up. 14mo
SexyCajun Omgosh 😳 14mo
Cinfhen such a great choice!!! A modern classic 🤓 14mo
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Kalalalatja 👏👏👏 14mo
RadicalReader @Eggs I remember getting this book from a scholastic book fair ( you know the kinds. Where you or children would bring home magazines and then you‘d/ they circle the books or Bookish items they enjoyed then the items would arrive in school a month later to be taken home) 14mo
BookNerd9906 Been on my #tbr forever! Lmk what you think. 14mo
madamereadsalot1 This is my daughter's favorite book. I need to read it! 14mo
Eggs I do remember the Scholastic ordering-it was a favorite for me , my daughters and grands. ❣️❣️ @RadicalReader 14mo
Eggs @BookNerd9906 @madamereadsalot1 I enjoy historical fiction and I've read everything Laurie Halse Anderson has written. Great YA 14mo
RadicalReader @Eggs best way to get excited about reading by ordering books and book related items then the sheer excitement when the content arrives. As well as when one goes to the library best treat of all for adults and children so much fun and so easy to get swept up in the wonderful witty terrific titles and perfect plots 14mo
tammysue Sounds interesting! I have a copy somewhere and have been meaning to read this. 👍🏻 14mo
catreadsbooks I was obsessed with this book growing up 😂 14mo
Eggs Yes❣️❣️ @RadicalReader 14mo
Eggs @whatshesreadingnow @catreadsbooks 🤗💙🤗♥️🤗💖 14mo
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Karkar
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Loving this #hometownswap package from @MicrobeMom Taking me to PA and NJ. Excited to read about Sharks and 🤒 fever. Also murder and mayhem in NJ. Thank you so much!!!!

MicrobeMom Enjoy! The shark book is one of favs and not just because it occurred where I grew up! 1y
Reviewsbylola Close to Shore is good and I loved Fever! 1y
CSeydel Ohhh Close to Shore! 😬 1y
Hooked_on_books I really liked Close to Shore 1y
Chelleo This looked like a great swap. Hope to catch it next time. 1y
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Lwiesman
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I love historical fiction. I love learning history through literature. This was a young adult book but I really enjoyed it. I didn‘t want it to end. I wanted to know what became of her later in life.

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Sweettartlaura
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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 🤣
#24in48

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Sweettartlaura
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Just about at the halfway mark, I‘m finished with 5 books from my stack + my audiobook

Moving on to the next for #24in48

@24in48

Tadams4 You ROCK! 2y
danibolahood Amazing! Great job 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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mrozzz Well done!!! 👍🏻😄 2y
robinb 🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏👍 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Andrew65 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
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TayMG
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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!

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Josie
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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

TaylorMay Lol when the tag line is great but doesn't fit the book ? "Can't we just use it anyway?" 2y
razmanda I met her a few months ago at a library event! She‘s so inspiring! 2y
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vkois88
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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).
Adult: 5
YA: 8
Children's: 26
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

toofondofbooks my son is reading fever right now for school. I read it a couple of years ago. Anderson's Seeds of America Trilogy is also really good. 2y
vkois88 @toofondofbooks thank you for the suggestion, I'll check them out :) 2y
allureofbeauty I liked Fever a lot. 2y
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razmanda
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Such a great talk by a great author! So glad I went. She and her daughter are incredible!

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Quirkybooknerd
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Been saving this for a while and I can't wait anymore!! 😷💀

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Johanna414
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Our internet at work is under a cyber attack for the past week and is in and out, so I've been sitting on my ass reading all morning. No complaints from me!

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Johanna414
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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 😉

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Leigh0906
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One of these I read for Battle of the Books in middle school, and the other I read while I was working on my masters. I'll let y'all figure out which was which 😝#philadelphiafreedom #rockinmay

Cinfhen But which book did you enjoy more?!? I'm guessing MS 🤔😉 3y
Leigh0906 @Cinfhen definitely Fever, 1793! 3y
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JacintaMCarter
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This was my first Laurie Halse Anderson book, and it just happens to be set in Philly. #PhiladelphiaFreedom #RockInMay

Cinfhen Popular choice and EVERYONE loves it!!! You're in good company ❤️ (edited) 3y
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hes7
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Taking place in Philadelphia as an epidemic occurs, this book is yet another one on my endless #TBR. #RockinMay #PhiladelphiaFreedom

elkeo_TheBookDragon This one is really good!! (edited) 3y
Cinfhen It's supposed to be a really good read...hopefully you'll get around to it😙 3y
Johanna414 I just started this one and I'm loving it! I can tell it's going to be a really quick read too. 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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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

Leo1733 I've had my eye on this one for a bit but haven't picked it up yet. I really enjoyed Doomsday Book. 3y
Moray_Reads Have you ready the Last Man? It's one of the earliest of the genre and my favourite by Mary Shelley 3y
Reviewsbylola That's new to me! Thank you! @Leo1733 3y
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Reviewsbylola I just checked and that one is on serial so I added it to my list. Thank you! @Moray_Reads 3y
LectricSheep I haven't read it yet, but this is a recent non-fiction release I've seen everywhere! It sounds awesome! 3y
Moray_Reads @Reviewsbylola It's very flowery having been written in the Romantic period but I loved it. Great portraits of Percy Shelley and Lord Byron too 3y
Cinfhen I'm pretty sure this was a plague book and if it wasn't it was still really good 3y
rubyslippersreads There is quite a bit about the bubonic plague during the reign of Charles II in (edited) 3y
Cinfhen I'm totally into your pick @LectricSheep 👍🏻 3y
Cinfhen Ooooh, you too @rubyslippersreads see above comment 👆🏽 3y
Cinfhen So the Titanic and plagues are your jam @Reviewsbylola gee you're cheerful 😁 😘😂 3y
Caterina I loved this book when I was a kid, I even checked it out from the library multiple times! 3y
Daisey Maybe not the recommendation you expected, but an interesting nonfiction I have in my class library is 3y
Reviewsbylola Ooooh sounds good! Stacked. @LectricSheep 3y
Reviewsbylola I love the romantics. Really the only poets I can get behind. They all fascinate me. @Moray_Reads 3y
Reviewsbylola I loved Fever, Year of Wonders, and Forever Amber! @Cinfhen @rubyslippersreads @Wife 3y
Reviewsbylola And I also have a thing for serial killers and Charles Manson 😂 @Cinfhen 3y
Reviewsbylola I think I've seen that one around. @daisey I will have to check it out. 3y
Moray_Reads @Reviewsbylola It should be a winner for you then! I did a major exhibition at with on plagues in Scotland last year, it was my favourite 3y
Dragon The first "plague " post apocalypse book I read as a teenager 3y
Dragon And a more realistic historical novel much better than the movie 3y
emilyhaldi Lol you love plagues and murder 🔪 I might be worried if I didnt know you 😂 3y
Suetara I just bought this one for my teen, but I'm going to read it too. Looks great! 3y
Eggs Anything by Laurie H Anderson is a great choice !! 3y
Reviewsbylola The Stand actually sounds really good! A haven't read a ton of King. The length scares me. My husband loves the Cronin series and we own it so I'll have to give it a shot. Just added the Tremaine to my TBR as well. Thank you! @dragon 3y
Cinfhen @emilyhaldi 😂😂😂 3y
Zelma An excellent nonfiction book I just picked up and that Mr. Z highly recommends: 3y
Dragon You're welcome 😊 @Reviewsbylola 3y
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Moray_Reads
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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...

Cinfhen That's a great list 😍thanks for posting & sharing! 3y
DivineDiana I enjoyed the list! 3y
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rubyslippersreads
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Some #redspines from my shelves, including one of my #cupidgoespostal treats from @Sara_Planz 😀 #17rainbowbooks

LeahBergen ❤❤❤ 3y
RachelO What's the Allison Uttley book? 3y
Suzze Adorable mug! 3y
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rubyslippersreads @Suzze Thanks! I got it on Etsy, thanks to another #Litten who has a tortie. 😺 3y
Suzze @rubyslippersreads I have a calico mug somewhere. I'll ask Tink, I think she stashed it somewhere. 3y
Sara_Planz Beautiful!! 3y
Josie LOVE the mug! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I want the mug! 😊 3y
rubyslippersreads @Josie @erzascarletbookgasm It's from OliveandRyeCats on Etsy. 😸 3y
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BooksAtNight
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#ReadJanuary post for books set in your city. Anyone know which city I'm talking about? (Hint: we've got the Liberty Bell!) I've read and enjoyed 2 A.M at the Cat's Pajamas but not Fever 1793, though that's on my list for a reading challenge.

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LectricSheep
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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

MicheleinPhilly HA! It's not funny but it is. That's totally the type of thing I would do. 😋 3y
Seonjoon I've other Halse Anderson books but not this one--thanks for the heads up! Sounds interesting. 3y
Cinfhen I remember Legionnaires Disease in Philly ( in the late 70's) and that freaked me out!!! Sheesh, I feel ancient all of a sudden 👵🏻 3y
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LectricSheep @Cinfhen I read about this! It was linked to the hotel's...air conditioners? Water tank? I can't exactly remember. Very scary! 3y
Reviewsbylola I read this in college for a Youth Lit class. Really good!! 3y
Cinfhen Yes, I think it was the Bellevue Hotel in center city and it was something with the air conditioning system. It was my first time away at summer camp, and I was terrified for my parents! I was 9 or 10. Crazzzy, what you remember! Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe 😜 3y
Cortg My kids both read this in 5th grade for school and raved about it, so of course I HAD to read it. It was excellent! 3y
kspenmoll Loved this book too; read with my son. 📚 3y
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Librariana
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
Mehso-so

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.)

Keyoung I was talking to a coworker about this one - I also felt kinda "meh" about it. She suggested, and I suspect she's right, that it was a pretty revolutionary book for YA historical fiction when it came out. 3y
Librariana @Keyoung - Oh, I have no doubt it was considered revolutionary at the time! I really enjoy both her historical and contemporary fiction, but I don't know what felt off about this one. Like I said, maybe that she could've... elaborated in some areas? 3y
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Librariana
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"You are much more than a girl, let me assure you of that."
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We are all so much more than we give ourselves credit for! ?

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Kirstin
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Not counting the three short story collections here is my #currentlyreading stack. The top two are bedtime stories for my daughter. I just finished Carrion Comfort, reread Dark Matter for my book club this week and am making my way through the Neil Gaiman. #photoadaynov16

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Eggs
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson

Same writer as the Seeds of America trilogy. Historical fiction about the devastating outbreak of yellow fever in Philadelphia in 1793; and a family's struggle to stay together, survive tragedy and build a new life

Kirstin Reading this now with my daughter. 😊 3y
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Kendaljade
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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. 🙁

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LectricSheep
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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!)

Yossarian I'm in a great group based out of independent book store in South Jersey near Philadelphia. We're reading "The Golden Age" by Joan London (not that Joan Londun, the other one), for October. 3y
MrBook Ohh! @BookBabe and I are probably just out of range for you! We run #ThePoconoBookClub. You can find us on Meetup.com. We're due north of you in the Stroudsburg area along Route 80. We meet once a month. 3y
MrBook @Yossarian Sounds like you're in a great group 😁👍🏻! 3y
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LectricSheep @Yossarian That sounds promising! I'll message you. Thank you!!! 3y
LectricSheep @MrBook I looked up The Pocono Book Club and saw that you all read Bruce Holsinger's book this summer. I was his TA for a class on fantasy literature! 3y
Yossarian No problem. Am I messagable? It's Inkwood Books in Haddonfield, NJ, just a block from the PATCO stop if you are taking the train from Philadelphia. The bookstore has a Facebook page, and all the details are there. @LectricSheep 3y
MrBook Oh c'mooon! Why didn't we cross paths sooner 😜 lol. That is *very* cool! I'm looking forward to reading the sequels. Everyone really liked BB. My PSU English degree's emphasis was Middle English Lit, so it was right up my alley 😊👍🏻. 3y
obviateit @LectricSheep I just followed you because you also commented on a picture of LeVar Burton, but it's neat to see that you're in Philly! I'm in the suburbs, but I go to the city at least once a week. 😊 No local book club help, sorry. I'm in a virtual one with friends from across the country/world. 3y
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HiddenGemBooks
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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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.

Peaceful_Reader Love this historical fiction! 3y
HiddenGemBooks @Peaceful_Reader it was so good 😊❤️ 3y
Peaceful_Reader I use it for 6th grade book club. Small book, big story. 3y
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Melwilk We use it in 6th grade at our school too. We pair it with An American Plague by Jim Murphy. 3y
catieohjoy I love this book! I remember staying up all night to finish it YEARS ago, probably just after it was originally published. ❤️ So good! 3y
flyfarther79 Such a good book! 3y
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Coleen
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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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.

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Coleen
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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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!).

Cinfhen Ahh, the dreaded summer reading...been there ~ done that but I must admit between my two high school kids I read a TON of awesome books📚 3y
bookishkris Wow, you guys are great to read along with your kids! My dad wasn't a big reader and my mom always stayed hands off over my summer reading 3y
Coleen I actually don't usually, but I've liked this author's YA books in the past. Honestly tho, not really too into this one. @bookishkris 3y
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Coleen
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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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.

OSChamberlain It seems to be the readers curse that their offspring don't enjoy reading. My nephew who I spend a lot of time with also hates reading :( 3y
Suzze I have two (now grown) sons. One reads voraciously, the other only rarely. Guess who I have the most to talk about with? 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Mine are the same way! I keep trying. Sometimes they read, but they're not really into it. My daughter reads Manga. I'll take what I can get. 3y
EliseWhitmore @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com my son is into Manga also. Fingers crossed it will lead to more and more reading 3y
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aecawthon
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I read this in 2 days. I love Anderson's writing, and this one did not disappoint. I felt like I was able to live the horror of the yellow fever epidemic without getting sick. The characters are real and heroic, I can't wait to share this with my class!

Teenta Love her! I wish she'd write more YAs, but it looks like she's been writing lots of kids' books. 3y
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auntie_jenn
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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reading along with one of my nephews for hos summer reading

SusanInTiburon I do that too. 😃 3y
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TeaRainBook
Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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4/5 stars.

Well-ReadNeck Good damn question!!! 3y
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