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Small Steps

The Year I Got Polio

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Almost twenty years ago, in a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret wrote of months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again. The book deeply touched readers of all ages and received many awards and honors. This anniversary edition includes an updated and extended epilogue about the author's experiences since the original publication. It also includes twelve pages of new photos and a lengthy section about polio, past and present.
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ISBN: 9781480461079
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historytimejen Oct 14, 2017

Polio isn't something we hear a lot about these days. But back in the late 1940s, when Peg Kehret was about your age, polio was very real threat in the United States. Stricken with polio at age 12, this memoir describes the year she spent fighting the disease. You'll also meet the family, friends and health care providers that helped her along the way.

multcolib_susannel May 13, 2017

When children's author Peg Kehret contracted polio at twelve-years old there was no cure. But maybe with hard work, she could learn to walk again.

JCLHannahJaneC Nov 13, 2014

I greatly admired Peg's pluck and determination. Additionally, I was quite moved by the amount of support and encouragement she received and also how she had the maturity and compassion to recognize the positivity in her extreme misfortune.

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ncsrats
Dec 08, 2009

I love this book!!! It is really good. Very interesting; especially for those who love medical stuff.

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