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TFK Reads: A Shot in the Arm!

BOOK: SHAY MAUNZ FOR TIME FOR KIDS; BACKGROUND: TIM ABRAMOWITZ—GETTY IMAGES

A summer day is the perfect time to chill out with a good book. TFK Kid Reporters have reviewed some of the hottest books of the season. Below, TFK Kid Reporter Jeremy Liew shares his thoughts on A Shot in the Arm!, by Don Brown. Check back next week for another review.

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A Shot in the Arm!, by Don Brown, is a graphic novel about the history of vaccines. Readers learn how vaccines have been used throughout history to fight disease, from smallpox to polio. Most relevant to kids today is the final chapter, about COVID-19. The author also highlights people around the world who contributed to the development of vaccines. A Shot in the Arm! isn’t a dull history book. It’s an exciting read that uses colorful drawings to pull the reader in. Anyone who is interested in history or science will find it fascinating.

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