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THE POLIO PIONEER by Linda Elovitz Marshall Is A Sydney Taylor Notable Book!

Linda Elovitz Marshall’s THE POLIO PIONEER, a picture book biography about Dr. Jonas Salk, has been named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for 2021!


The Sydney Taylor Book Awards honor books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. This award has been given annually since 1968, by the Association of Jewish Libraries.


Through THE POLIO PIONEER, readers can learn about the importance of vaccines and the scientific process through the fascinating life of world-renowned scientist Jonas Salk, whose pioneering discoveries changed the world forever. This non-fiction picture book has garnered nice reviews, including one from Kirkus that called it “an exciting, informative introduction to medical research, the work of Jonas Salk, and the man himself.”


We at McIntosh & Otis extend our congratulations to Linda Elovtiz Marshall and her wonderful book! Buy your copy from your local indie, Penguin Random House, or Barnes & Noble.


Be sure to visit Linda’s website, too, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram!