Robert F. Sibert Informational
Book Award 2004

2004 Medal Winner

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793by Jim Murphy  YA 614.5 MUR
Murphy 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

“A consummate craftsman, Murphy vividly recreates the fear and panic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793. Carefully designed and documented, this book, models the best in informational book for young people,” states Chair Cathryn M. Mercier.




I Face the Wind written by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton  j E COB 
A Vicki Cobb Science Play book, “I Face the Wind” asks the young to think like scientists as it leads them through experiments and observations about wind. Cobb's simple text and Gorton's dynamic illustrations invite participation.