CBR15Passport genre (science in a fictionalized format)
If you are pro or anti-vaccine, that is not important as A Vaccine Is Like a Memory by Rajani Larocca is more the history of vaccines and the way they work is the secondary piece of information. Because you can agree or disagree all you want, but that does not change the fact that in the 1770’s “this happened” or in 2020 “that happened.”
Sure, you then get how a vaccine is supposed to work, how it evolved from taking a piece of the sore to inoculate the patient, to what we have now, but how it focuses on the history of the subject was a neat and interesting twist. It is a great way to introduce the subject in not only a classroom setting, but if your child has questions. Granted, in the end I do think that Larocca’s book is more pro-vaccination than not. But for me that is fine as I am unashamedly pro-vaccination.
However, I am 50-50 on the illustrations of Kathleen Marcotte. Please, do not get me wrong. I do like them and think they help give a more cozy and kid friendly approach to the subject, but I am not 100% sure they were the best choice. With that said, I like the colors, the details, and the straight forwardness of them. They do seem to be good fit, and think I was just in the wrong mindset for them. Which means I get to read it again and see what I missed the first time around!
I do recommend this book and hope that others will too!
Due mid-late June 2023; read via Edelweiss And I did not realize the author is also the middle/young adult novel Mirror to Mirror. Which I started and now must finish!