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Breathing Room

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Evvy Hoffmeister is thirteen years old when her family brings her to Loon Lake Sanatorium to get cured of tuberculosis (TB). Evvy is frightened by her new surroundings; the rules to abide are harsh and the nurses equally rigid. But Evvy soon falls into step with the other girls in her ward. Theres Sarah, quiet but thoughtful; Pearl, who adores Hollywood glamour; and Dina, whose harshness conceals a deep strength. Together, the girls brave the difficult daily routines. Set in 1940 at a time of political unrest throughout the U.S. and Europe, this thought-provoking novel sheds light on a much-feared worldwide illness. Hundreds of thousands of people died each year of TB, and many ill children were sent away to sanatoriums to hopefully recover.

Marsha Hayles' Breathing Room is a masterful novel—both eloquent and moving—that gives voice to those who fought hard to overcome the illness.

About the Author

Marsha Hayles is the author of several books for young children. This is her first novel. She lives in Pittsford, New York, with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250034113
Author:
Hayles, Marsha
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Health & Daily Living/Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Subject:
Children s-Health Stories-Diseases
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.1875 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century

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