Fever, 1793 / Laurie Halse Anderson

A gripping historical fiction novel narrated by Matilda (aka Mattie) Cook, a 16-year-old girl living in Philadelphia when yellow fever hits the city.  Amidst the chaos of families leaving the city and thousands falling ill to the fever, Mattie must learn to take care of herself and others who have been plagued by the fever and other traumas.  Based on the actual yellow fever outbreak of 1793, this novel is recommended for readers ages 10 and up.

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