Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio

By Peg Kehret
Level 5

In this true story, middle schooler Peg Kehret has a muscle spasm at school. After her temperature rises, she is taken to the hospital and put into isolation as she becomes paralyzed from the neck down and can hardly breathe on her own. She develops not just one type of polio, but three. This engaging and educational book gives a fascinating insight into polio and its symptoms, treatments, and effects. From the first page, readers will be pulled into this honest and moving account. This book inspires its readers to be more appreciative and positive.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Genre Autobiography
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • E-Book
  • 4.5 Entertainment Value
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
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