Dear Canada:To Stand on My Own:
The Polio Epidemic Diary of Noreen Robertson.
From Scholastic Canada
In 1937, Noreen Robertson finds herself in the isolation award of the Saskatoon Hospital, stricken with polio. During many summers from the late 1800’s through to the late 1950’s parents were terrified their children would get the feared disease, infantile paralysis, or polio, a disease that left survivors in various stages of paralysis. How these children dealt with the disease makes a fascinating story of courage.
To Stand On My Own is a heartbreaking, hopeful tale of courage in the face of frightening odds.
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