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Winters, Cat

Summary: Told from separate viewpoints, Odette returns in 1909 after a two-year absence, promising to rescue her disabled sister, Tru, from the monsters they were taught to believe in.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WIN

Larson, Kirby

Summary: In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty--and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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Rocklin, Joanne

Summary: "This middle-grade novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952-53. The protagonist is Franny, a young girl of imagination, curiosity, and stubbornness. While recovering from polio, she begins a correspondence with a flea named Fleabrain"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD ROC

Roth, Philip.

Summary: "Published together for the first time as the author intended, Nemeses is a quartet of novels whose terrain is the human body and whose subject, the common experience that terrifies us all"--Publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

Roth, Philip.

Summary: Roth's "Nemesis" is the story of a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely knit, family-oriented Newark community and its children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar.

Summary: When Rebecca attends summer camp in the country because of the spreading polio epidemic in New York City, she is troubled by a bully in her tent and another fellow camper who is strangely secretive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J AGHM GRE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC GRE

O'Connor, Varley.

Summary: A fictional account of the marriage of ballet master George Balanchine and Tanaquil Le Clercq describes how polio ended Tanny's dancing career, the rehabilitation that deepened their relationship, and how Balanchine's return to ballet tested their marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OCO

Deford, Frank.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEF

Cookson, Catherine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2002

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COO

Berg, Elizabeth.

Summary: It is the summer of 1964. In Tupelo, Mississippi, the town of Elvis's birth, tensions are mounting over civil-rights demonstrations occurring ever more frequently--and violently--across the state. But in Paige Dunn's small, ramshackle house, there are more immediate concerns. Challenged by the effects of the polio she contracted during her last month of pregnancy, Paige is nonetheless...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Berg 2006