Mae thinks everyone should get the new Universal Flu Vaccine, but Clinton suspects the vaccine may not be safe.
165 Pages, 26 Full Color Illustrations
BOOK SUMMARY: MAE AND CLINTON ARE FIGHTING about whether a new vaccine is safe. But when protests against the vaccine threaten to turn violent, Selectra Volt insists that the two middle schoolers go on a mission together to find the truth. Mae and Clinton travel through tim from ancient India to Europe, Australia, and North America. They witness the fight against smallpox, rabies, polio, and other viral illnesses as they visit Louis Pasteur, Jonas Salk, Macfarlane Burnet, Maurice Hilleman, and Andrew Wakefield. Will they return in time to uncover a vicious plot involving the new vaccine?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pendred Noyce is a physician, educator, and children’s author dedicated to science education. In 1992, she helped establish the Noyce Foundation in memory of her father, Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit (computer chip) and founder of Intel. The foundation supports math and science education for K-12 students. During nine years helping to lead a statewide math/science improvement effort in Massachusetts, Penny worked on standards, assessment, partnerships, teacher training, and parent involvement. During that period Massachusetts rose to become the top-scoring state in the US. Penny’s past published writing includes a 2011 book she co-edited for Harvard Education Press on formative assessment in math, science, and literacy. She is also the author of the award-winning middle-grade Lexicon Adventure series from Scarletta Press.