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Book Review-Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret


It was the day of the homecoming parade. My friends and I made a float to enter into the contest. I knew that nothing would get in the way of me going. And then I collapsed. When I woke up I was at home. My mom walked into the room. Took my temperature and told me I had a fever. I was going to have to have to miss the parade and take a trip to the doctor. The doctor drew some blood and gave me the worst news of my life. I had Polio! Polio is a disease that has no cure. I was paralyzed from the neck down. I was put thorough a series of treatments. Read the book to hear more of the most dreadful time of my life.

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Anonymous said…
Small Steps the year I got polio is an awesome book. I think I have read it 6 or 7 times! I usually dont like biographies because sometimes they are boring but Small Steps is really good because it makes you thankfull that you dont have to be in a hospitil during christmas,Halloween,and Thanksgiving. I think you all should read Small Steps the Year I got Polio by Peg Kehret! I couldnt put it down! I think i will go read it for and 8th time!
Anonymous said…
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio is a great book by Peg Kehret.Once your into this book you feel like your right there in the hospital with Peg, this is a great biography. Anyone and everyone should read this book.
Lexie said…
I got the book a year or two ago and within the firs week I'd read the book 4 or 5 times! Hats off to Jonas Salk!

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