Daisy and the Deadly Flu: A 1918 Influenza Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Julie Gilbert (Author) Matt Forsyth (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
In 1918, fourteen-year-old Daisy's family has fallen on hard times. Her sister Elsie's fiance was recently deployed to fight in World War I, and her father's newspaper was forced to shut down for criticizing the U.S. entrance into the war. When the Spanish Flu arrives in her small town in Minnesota, Daisy tries to shield her loved ones from the devastating illness. As the influenza pandemic sweeps through the nation, can Daisy protect those closest to home? Featuring nonfiction support material, a glossary, and reader response questions, this Girls Survive story takes readers to one of history's most important moments.

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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781496587121
Lexile Measure
530L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
January 20, 2020
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV016080 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | Military & Wars
JUV015020 - Juvenile Fiction | Health & Daily Living | Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV016150 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
Library of Congress categories
History
20th century
Family life
Sisters
Historical fiction
Minnesota
Stepmothers
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Ethnic relations
German Americans
New Ulm
German American families
New Ulm (Minn.)

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