Graphic novels are one way to get reluctant readers to open a book. They are quick reads, and mostly tell the story through a combination of drawings and words. Although “The 1918 Flu Pandemic” is intended for kids, it’s fine for anyone about 3rd grade or older. The pictures and dialogue take you through one of the world’s worst periods of sickness – the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918.
This book is part of a series of graphic novels called “Disasters In Time”. The books are done by a variety of authors and illustrators, and cover disasters in history. After reading this book, I checked on Amazon and found many other graphic novels in the series:
– The Schoolchildren’s Blizzard
– The Donner Party
– The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
– The Attack On Pearl Harbor
– The Hindenburg Disaster
– The Apollo 13 Mission
– Shackleton And The Lost Antarctic Expedition
– The Challenger Explosion
– The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
– The Great Chicago Fire Of 1871
If you’re looking for an interesting way to present history to your child or students, or just want the short version for yourself, this is a good series to check out from your local library.