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Source:Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Volume 1st, New York, p.293 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3603 .H543 D43 2011
Keywords:d. 1938--Juvenile fiction, Diaries--Fiction, Diaries--Juvenile fiction, Epidemiology--Fiction, Epidemiology--Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations--Fiction, Interpersonal relations--Juvenile fiction, New York (N.Y.)--History--1898-1951--Fiction, New York (N.Y.)--History--1898-1951--Juvenile fiction, New York (N.Y.)--History--20th century--Fiction, Sex role--Fiction, Sex role--Juvenile fiction, Typhoid fever--Fiction, Typhoid fever--Juvenile fiction, Typhoid Mary, Typhoid Mary, d. 1938--Fiction
Summary: In the early nineteen-hundreds, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New York's Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing case of "Typhoid Mary," a seemingly healthy woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever. Includes a historical note by the author.
Lexile measure 930; Book level 6.4; ages 12 and up; Historical fiction; Mystery and suspense