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Red Madness

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NSTA/CBC Best STEM Book
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Nominee
School Library Journal Best Book 
Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year
CCBC Choices 

One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead.

Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real-life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with a glossary, timeline, further resources, author's note, bibliography, and index. This book is perfect to share with young readers looking for a historical perspective of the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic that is gripping the world today.

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Publisher: Astra Publishing House

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 1, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781629792156
  • Release date: April 1, 2014

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781629792156
  • File size: 21280 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2014

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:7.6
Lexile® Measure:990
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:6

NSTA/CBC Best STEM Book
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Nominee
School Library Journal Best Book 
Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year
CCBC Choices 

One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead.

Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real-life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with a glossary, timeline, further resources, author's note, bibliography, and index. This book is perfect to share with young readers looking for a historical perspective of the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic that is gripping the world today.

Expand title description text