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Book ↠ Blue Author Joyce Moyer Hostetter È 200 pages ↠ Horticulturetrader á [EPUB] ✰ Blue Author Joyce Moyer Hostetter – Horticulturetrader.co.uk With her father away at war to fight Hitler a young girl gains strength by joining her community in battling polio in this PErs for herself just how devastating polio can be As her challenges grow so does her resourcefulness In the face of tragedy Ann Fay discovers her ability to move forward She experiences the healing ualities of friendship and explores the depths of her own faithfulness to those she loves even to one she never expected to love at al 'If you ask folks around here what they remember about the year 1944A child might say That was the year my daddy went off to fight HitlerA mother might look off towards Bakers Mountain and whisper that polio snatched up one of her young'unsAnd the Hickory Daily Record will say that my hometown gave birth to a miracle' pg9It is January 1944 Everyone in Hickory NC is focused on the war including Ann Fay Honeycutt’s family especially now that her father is off to war to fight Hitler But even though he is the one going away 13 year old Ann Fay feels like this moment is the beginning of a journey for her too Her journey begins when her father gives Ann Fay a pair of overalls and tells her that while he is gone she needs to be the man of the house This means planting the victory garden with the help of Junior Bledsoe a neighbor’s son It also means looking after her 6 year old twin sisters Ida and Ellie and her brother Bobby 4 He tells Bobby to help out but to make sure he plays everyday Things go well until the middle of June 1944 Suddenly everybody’s focus in Hickory NC is no longer on the war but has shifted to their own small county – 12 cases of polio have been diagnosed in Catawba County and the number is steadily climbing Because Hickory was hardest hit by this polio epidemic a makeshift hospital was constructed in three days on the site of a health camp that had closed due to polio This became famously known as the Hickory Emergency Infantile Paralysis Hospital Not long after the epidemic is announced Bobby is also diagnosed with polio He is rushed to the hospital in a hearse because there were no ambulances available due to the war and the epidemic A few days later Ann Fay and the girls are visited by the public health nurse and an epidemiologist from Yale who inspect their home put them under uarantine and tell Ann Fay that she must burn all of Bobby’s belongings including his toys and drawings a task that reuires all the courage she can muster Bobby remains at the hospital breathing with the help of an iron lung His mother works in the kitchen so she can stay near him But in August 1944 Bobby succumbs to the disease He is brought home and buried on the family farm Care of the house the twins and the garden had rested on Ann Fay’s shoulders the whole time Bobby was hospitalized Now she must continue to do this and in addition take care of her mother who has slipped into a serious depression In September 1944 Ann Fay is stricken with polio too She is taken to the same hospital that her brother went to There she meets Imogene Wilfong a black girl in the bed next to her Ann Fay despite everything that has happened is shocked when Imogene tries to be friendly“I reckon she thought we was going to be friends But I hadn’t ever been that close to a colored before I sure hadn’t thought about making friends with one Instead of telling her my name I looked away” pg 122Over the course of their treatments the girls finally do become close friends The hospital has accepted polio victims regardless of race or economic circumstances and even though it was in the Jim Crow south they were not segregated But that changes when the emergency hospital closes in March 1945 and the girls are moved to Charlotte Memorial Hospital Because they were together in Hickory they assume that they will be in Charlotte too But when they arrive Ann Fay goes in one direction into a building; Imogene goes in another into the tents set up for “colored” Ann Fay’s journey makes this is truly a coming of age story It seems that Ann Fay’s life consists of one struggle after another but like the hickory tree that Hickory NC is named after she is also strong and doesn’t break easily even after polio strikes She meets these struggles with a determined practicality unusual for such a young person but adversity has a way of maturing a person and so that makes her a very believable characterWhat I really liked about this book in the factual information about polio that is so nicely woven into the story of Ann Fay Honeycutt Polio had taken a backseat to the war And even though President Roosevelt had been stricken with the disease it was largely hidden from public view in his photographs Since the epidemic changes the lives of all the characters it is an opportunity to inform the reader I asked my 22 year old what she knew about polio Sister Kenny iron lungs The answer was “not much” Kids don’t learn this in school any and certainly don’t have any real life experience of polio I love well researched historical fiction and this is about as good as that getsSecondary to that I liked that Hostetter also brought out the fact that there were other problems to deal with on the American home front besides the war and the difficulties related to it I enjoyed Blue so much that as soon as I finished it and I read it in one day because I couldn’t put it down I went to the library and checked out the seuel Comfort I am looking forward to reading the continuing story of Ann Fay Honeycutt and her family and neighbors this week This book is recommended for readers aged 9 12 years old though it is perfectly suitable for older readersThis book was borrowed from the 67th Street Branch of the New York Public LibraryBlue has received the following well deserved honors2007 International Reading Association Children’s Book Award2006 North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award2006 Parent’s Choice Silver HonorBest Books of 2006 for Young Readers Post Dispatch St Louis MOPennsylvania School Library Association Top TenThe Best Children’s Books of the Year Bank Street College of Education

Blue Author Joyce Moyer HostettErs for herself just how devastating polio can be As her challenges grow so does her resourcefulness In the face of tragedy Ann Fay discovers her ability to move forward She experiences the healing ualities of friendship and explores the depths of her own faithfulness to those she loves even to one she never expected to love at al 'If you ask folks around here what they remember about the year 1944A child might say That was the year my daddy went off to fight HitlerA mother might look off towards Bakers Mountain and whisper that polio snatched up one of her young'unsAnd the Hickory Daily Record will say that my hometown gave birth to a miracle' pg9It is January 1944 Everyone in Hickory NC is focused on the war including Ann Fay Honeycutt’s family especially now that her father is off to war to fight Hitler But even though he is the one going away 13 year old Ann Fay feels like this moment is the beginning of a journey for her too Her journey begins when her father gives Ann Fay a pair of overalls and tells her that while he is gone she needs to be the man of the house This means planting the victory garden with the help of Junior Bledsoe a neighbor’s son It also means looking after her 6 year old twin sisters Ida and Ellie and her brother Bobby 4 He tells Bobby to help out but to make sure he plays everyday Things go well until the middle of June 1944 Suddenly everybody’s focus in Hickory NC is no longer on the war but has shifted to their own small county – 12 cases of polio have been diagnosed in Catawba County and the number is steadily climbing Because Hickory was hardest hit by this polio epidemic a makeshift hospital was constructed in three days on the site of a health camp that had closed due to polio This became famously known as the Hickory Emergency Infantile Paralysis Hospital Not long after the epidemic is announced Bobby is also diagnosed with polio He is rushed to the hospital in a hearse because there were no ambulances available due to the war and the epidemic A few days later Ann Fay and the girls are visited by the public health nurse and an epidemiologist from Yale who inspect their home put them under uarantine and tell Ann Fay that she must burn all of Bobby’s belongings including his toys and drawings a task that reuires all the courage she can muster Bobby remains at the hospital breathing with the help of an iron lung His mother works in the kitchen so she can stay near him But in August 1944 Bobby succumbs to the disease He is brought home and buried on the family farm Care of the house the twins and the garden had rested on Ann Fay’s shoulders the whole time Bobby was hospitalized Now she must continue to do this and in addition take care of her mother who has slipped into a serious depression In September 1944 Ann Fay is stricken with polio too She is taken to the same hospital that her brother went to There she meets Imogene Wilfong a black girl in the bed next to her Ann Fay despite everything that has happened is shocked when Imogene tries to be friendly“I reckon she thought we was going to be friends But I hadn’t ever been that close to a colored before I sure hadn’t thought about making friends with one Instead of telling her my name I looked away” pg 122Over the course of their treatments the girls finally do become close friends The hospital has accepted polio victims regardless of race or economic circumstances and even though it was in the Jim Crow south they were not segregated But that changes when the emergency hospital closes in March 1945 and the girls are moved to Charlotte Memorial Hospital Because they were together in Hickory they assume that they will be in Charlotte too But when they arrive Ann Fay goes in one direction into a building; Imogene goes in another into the tents set up for “colored” Ann Fay’s journey makes this is truly a coming of age story It seems that Ann Fay’s life consists of one struggle after another but like the hickory tree that Hickory NC is named after she is also strong and doesn’t break easily even after polio strikes She meets these struggles with a determined practicality unusual for such a young person but adversity has a way of maturing a person and so that makes her a very believable characterWhat I really liked about this book in the factual information about polio that is so nicely woven into the story of Ann Fay Honeycutt Polio had taken a backseat to the war And even though President Roosevelt had been stricken with the disease it was largely hidden from public view in his photographs Since the epidemic changes the lives of all the characters it is an opportunity to inform the reader I asked my 22 year old what she knew about polio Sister Kenny iron lungs The answer was “not much” Kids don’t learn this in school any and certainly don’t have any real life experience of polio I love well researched historical fiction and this is about as good as that getsSecondary to that I liked that Hostetter also brought out the fact that there were other problems to deal with on the American home front besides the war and the difficulties related to it I enjoyed Blue so much that as soon as I finished it and I read it in one day because I couldn’t put it down I went to the library and checked out the seuel Comfort I am looking forward to reading the continuing story of Ann Fay Honeycutt and her family and neighbors this week This book is recommended for readers aged 9 12 years old though it is perfectly suitable for older readersThis book was borrowed from the 67th Street Branch of the New York Public LibraryBlue has received the following well deserved honors2007 International Reading Association Children’s Book Award2006 North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award2006 Parent’s Choice Silver HonorBest Books of 2006 for Young Readers Post Dispatch St Louis MOPennsylvania School Library Association Top TenThe Best Children’s Books of the Year Bank Street College of Education

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Blue Author Joyce Moyer Hostetter Å With her father away at war to fight Hitler a young girl gains strength by joining her community in battling polio in this Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book based on the 1944 epidemic and the Miracle of Hickory Hospital in Hickory North Carolina Ann Fay Honeycutt accepts the role of man of the house when her father leaves because Genre Historical FictionGrade level 4th 6thBlue is a historical fiction novel written about a young girl Ann Fay Honeycutt during the time of World War II in the United States Ann Fay is given a pair of overalls and the job of man of the house when her father goes to fight in the war She is given the pressure of taking care of her siblings and home during such a difficult time Soon after her father leaves a polio outbreak is announced her county Catawba County NC Polio ends up becoming detrimental to her own family while her father is away The book covers many topics such as war racism gender and disease It is a powerful novel about this young girl in 1944 This book was a WOW book for me because of all these topics intertwined throughout the novel It is a tear jerker that really puts you in the perspective of a child living in this time going through these difficulties I would use this book by having a book club with the students I think that this could potentially be a very difficult read for many students The topics and events of the book are very emotionally powerful I think it would be critical for students to discuss with one another to understand the events of the book Disease outbreak and war can be very difficult for young students to understand I would like them to have small book clubs to discuss the book with guiding uestions Etext book Doc ´ Blue Author Joyce Moyer Hostetter ✓ Joyce Moyer Hostetter

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Joyce Moyer Hostetter ✓ Blue Author Joyce Moyer Hostetter Mobi She wants to do her part for the war She's doing well with the extra responsibilities when a frightening polio epidemic strikes crippling many local children Her town of Hickory responds by creating an emergency hospital in three days Ann Fay reads each issue of the newspaper for the latest news of the epidemic But soon she discov We read this as a reading group and it was enriching My daughter picked it up today and is already halfway through the book We had to practically pry it from her hands to get her to go to sleep I would encourage people to read this one