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Laurie Halse Anderson began work on Fever 1793 in 1993 after she came across an article in her local newspaper commemorating the epidemic that had devastated Philadelphia two centuries before. The acclaimed author of Speak, which was a National Book Award Finalist, an ALA Michael L. Printz Honor book, and an ALA "Best Book for Young Adults," as well as several picture books, she lives in Pennsylvania, with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a cat.

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Yellow fever Pennsylvania Philadelphia Fiction, Epidemics Fiction, Pennsylvania History 1775-1865 Fiction, Philadelphia (Pa, ) Fiction, Survival Fiction