A Shot in the Arm!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #3 (Hardcover)

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About the Author

Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many nonfiction graphic novels and picture books. His books have been called “masterful” and “a must for youth graphic collections.” Brown has received an Eisner nomination, two Sibert Honors, a Horn Book Best Book honor, a YALSA award, and multiple starred reviews, among other awards and notices. He lives in Hudson Valley, New York, with his family.

Praise For…

“The arrival of ‘A Shot in the Arm!’ couldn’t be more timely. . . This fascinating and enlightening journey takes us around the world and introduces us to a range of scientific superstars of germ theory and vaccination development. . . The author’s goals are clear and vitally important, and the delivery is lively and engaging.”
— The New York Times

"Thoroughly researched and fascinating, this effort concludes with outstanding backmatter for a rich, accurate examination of the critical role of vaccines. Essential." 
— Kirkus Reviews

"Brown could be considered the format’s premiere historian for young readers; his exhaustive research is always coupled with an understanding of human motivation and an inviting, unostentatious visual style, all while connecting the past to the world we live in now." 
— Booklist

"Shedding light on a topic that’s all too timely, this thorough chronicle of vaccination is essential." 
— School Library Journal

"Brown’s readers will be ready to contextualize the rapid pace of contemporary research, the calculated risk and anticipated rewards for the first COVID-19 vaccine users, and the repeating theme of public welfare vs. individual rights, as hotly debated now as in the past." 
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Brown’s typical loose pen and watercolor illustrations, including single pages, double-page spreads, and varied panel layouts, make this well-researched volume—part history, part science— engagingly easy to read." 
— The Horn Book Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419750014
ISBN-10: 1419750011
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: BIG IDEAS That Changed the World


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