Run is an historical YA novel in the Nitty Gritty Reading series from Pearson Education.
It’s the summer of 1911 and Victoria’s life has changed dramatically in the past year. She doesn’t care much for her new stepmother, or her stepbrother Jacob; and for his part, Jacob longs for the farming life he had to leave when his father died. But when Victoria is struck down with a serious illness, both their lives take a new turn.
Both Victoria and Jacob narrate the story in alternating chapters. Jacob’s mother, Alice, uses nursing skills based on Sister Kenny’s 1911 treatment of polio in Australia.
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Run is distributed in Canada by Pearson Education. Order from: http://www.pearsoned.ca/school/nittygritty/