Of Better Blood

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.

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    • ISBN-13
      9780807547748
    • Weight
      1.1 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0807547743
    • Item #
      66205
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Group
    15 and UP
  • Grade Level
    9+
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Theme 1
    History
  • Theme 2
    Health & Nutrition
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Survival Stories
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  • Author
    Moger, Susan
  • Lexile Level
    630 HL
  • Dewey
    Fiction
  • Publisher
    Albert Whitman & Company
  • Publication Date
    2/1/2016
  • Pages
    304
  • Dimensions
    1.3 H × 8.4 L × 5.6 W
  • Case Qty
    20

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