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PANDEMIC wins the 2015 Atlantic region Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators!
Praise for Pandemic
"This is an engrossing apocalyptic story, told through Lil’s eyes and newsfeeds as her neighborhood, then the East Coast, and finally the entire U.S. buckles to its knees as the pandemic spreads. . . . Themes of friendship and coming together in a crisis carry the novel." --School Library Journal
“In her first novel, Ventresca pulls together three unrelated themes to create a medical thriller/romance. . . . this realistic page-turner will keep most readers enthralled.” --Kirkus Reviews
A free copy of the educator's guide for Pandemic can be downloaded below. This guide, which contains a number of whole book discussion questions, aligns with Common Core Standards ELA-Literacy.Rl.9-10 1, 2, 3, 9, 10 and ELA-Literacy.Wl.9-10 1.