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The Resource Of better blood, Susan Moger

Of better blood, Susan Moger

Label
Of better blood
Title
Of better blood
Statement of responsibility
Susan Moger
Title variation
Better blood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Teenage polio survivor Rowan Collier is caught in the crossfire of a secret war against "the unfit." It's 1922, and eugenics--the movement dedicated to racial purity and good breeding--has taken hold in America. State laws allow institutions to sterilize minorities, the "feeble-minded," and the poor, while local eugenics councils set up exhibits at county fairs with "fitter family" contests and propaganda. After years of being confined to hospitals, Rowan is recruited at sixteen to play a born cripple in a county fair eugenics exhibit. But gutsy, outspoken Dorchy befriends Rowan and helps her realize her own inner strength and bravery. The two escape the fair and end up at a summer camp on a desolate island run by the New England Eugenics Council. There they discover something is happening to the children. Rowan must find a way to stop the horrors on the island...if she can escape them herself
Summary
Rowan Collier is a polio survivor who has been left crippled. With her family abandoning her, she must fight her way through prejudice, abuse, and her own upbringing to break the idea that she is "unfit."
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482484
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL 630
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
630
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Of better blood, Susan Moger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20477054
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780807547748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn921867923
Label
Of better blood, Susan Moger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20477054
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780807547748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn921867923

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