Bridge Summer Reading: Fever 1793

We're kicking of the Bridge Summer Reading Program with an epidemic; Yellow Fever, to be exact!

Laurie Halse Anderson's Fever 1793 (2002) is a gripping tale of how fifteen-year-old Mattie Cook struggles to survive the Philadelphia Cholera outbreak of 1793. We follow along as she witnesses the havoc of this turbulent time and learn about how family concerns, social structures, and gender expectations would have influenced Mattie's experience growing up in late-eighteenth century Philly. 

*Book overview from back cover.