Book Award 2004
2004 Medal Winner
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
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.
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.