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Booklist: The Dancing Plague

A Pandemic is Worldwide, by Sarah L. Thomson & Taia Morley (4-8).
Pandemics explained for our younger readers, as well as a survey of historical events and medical
breakthroughs. Nonfiction.

Maria and the Plague: A Black Death Survival Story (Girls Survive), by Francesca Ficorilli (8-12).
A twelve-year-old struggles for survival as the plague consumes her community in 14th century
Florence, Italy. Fiction.

History Smashers: Plagues and Pandemics, by Kate Messner and Falynn Koch (8-12).
A survey of deadly diseases from Black Death to COVID-19, offering historical context through sidebars and images. Nonfiction.

Wild Bird, by Diane Zahler (8-12).
Rype is the sole survivor when the plague devastates her Norwegian village, but she seeks safety
with travelers as they make their way to England. Fiction.

Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield, by Falynn Koch (8+).
A graphic novel introduction to deadly diseases and medical efforts to combat them. Nonfiction.

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America (Deadly Diseases), by Gail Jarrow (10-14).
The appearance of bubonic plague set public health officials scrambling in 1900 San Francisco in this gripping, well-researched account of the crisis. Nonfiction.

Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson (10-14).
As yellow fever sweeps through Philadelphia, a teen who flees the city must use all her resources
to survive. Fiction.

A Cloud of Outrageous Blue, by Vesper Stamper (12+).
After her parents’ deaths, artistic Edyth, who has synesthesia, moves to a priory to work on ancient texts, while the Great Plague approaches in this heavily illustrated novel. Fiction.