Thursday, September 10, 2009

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret

Children’s author Peg Kehret ventures into autobiography with this look back into her life in 1949, the year she was 12 and contracted three different types of polio seemingly overnight. Kehret’s personal journey reveals the horrors of polio—the pain, the slow recuperation, the isolation, the paralysis and the torturous treatments she received that facilitated her recovery. Before polio, Peg was excited about junior high —and then, she was in the hospital fighting for her life.

Small Steps provides a first-hand account and will appeal to children and parents alike .

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