Vote NOW for Teens' Top Ten
Voting for the 2016 Teens' Top Ten official list is officially open! The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, with teens nominating and choosing their favorite books of the previous year. The winners will be announced following Teen Read Week (October 9-15, 2016). Vote for your favorite three titles from the 26 nominations. You can watch a book trailer announcing all 26 titles. You can also download the printable list, complete with annotations. That's the easy part. The hard part will be narrowing your favorites down to three!
Forget fiction! Gail Jarrow has written three captivating books about real medical mysteries.
- Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat (2014)
J 616.3 JAR
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, includes stories about real life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations.
- Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary (2015)
J 614.5 JAR
Typhoid fever is running rampant across America, striking down thousands of people. On a damp March morning in 1907, the dreaded disease pulls together three people at a New York City brownstone. Dr. George Soper, an epidemiologist, has traced an outbreak of typhoid fever to this house. Dr. S. Josephine Baker, a health department medical inspector, has been sent there to confront the suspected typhoid carrier. Mary Mallon, a cook for well-to-do New Yorkers, refuses to talk to either one of them. Her actions that day would lead to a notoriety that has lasted for more than a century.
- Bubonic Plague: When Plague Invaded America (2016)
J 614.5 JAR
In March 1900, San Francisco s health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown. A man had died of bubonic plague, one of the world s deadliest diseases. But how could that be possible? "Bubonic Panic" tells the true story of America s first plague epidemic the public health doctors who desperately fought to end it, the political leaders who tried to keep it hidden, and the brave scientists who uncovered the plague s secrets. Once again, acclaimed author and scientific expert Gail Jarrow brings the history of a medical mystery to life in vivid and exciting detail for young readers.
If you're a teacher, take a look at the lesson ideas for each title.