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Ved treatment at the Regina hospital It was really interesting to read about this girl s experience and compare it to what I knew of my Nanna s experience with the DISEASE THIS DIARY IS PART OF This iary is part of Dear Canada series and I My Academia definitely want to read A uick read very realistic and very informative Ion t know which one to choose next Maybe I should be reading those Dear Canada series books I have not already read or I should review the ones I have read and not yet reviewed but last night I felt only like rereading To Stand On My Own The Polio My Own The Polio of Noreen Robertson as it is one of my favourites thus far of this series and I simply needed to reread a favourite bookNow Dear Canada series has without a The Alchemy of Color Knitting: The Art and Technique of Mastering Exquisite Palettes doubt become one of my favourite series of Canadian children s historical fiction period Conceptualised and presented as historicaliaries these books not only present and portray interesting often thought provoking historical episodes and facts pertaining to Canada s past they generally also feature both charming and believable historically authentic characters both the narrators themselves the Pathfinder Player Companion: Alchemy Manual diarists but also the individualsescribed by the former I have to AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN date read a goodly number of these fictionalisediaries and I am kind of obsessive about collecting the entire series and while there are certainly some that I have enjoyed than others I can honestly say that of the books in the Dear Canada series I have read so far I would not hesitate to strongly recommend the majority of them The series manages to be both historically interesting and informative while at the same time showing the observations joys tragedies and triumphs of the young iarists in an engaging emotionally realistic and believable fashion these are not ry historical The Gnostic Religion documents but engaging and emotional stories of hope andespair of triumph and tragedy An added bonus of this series are the historical notes Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Computational Molecular Biology) documents and photographs that are included at the back of each of theiaries making this series not only a wonderful reading experience and in my opinion for both children and adults but also providing interesting and valuable historical ocumentation and facts This makes Dear Canada not only a wonderful series for anyone interested in Canadian history andor historical fiction it also makes this series a wonderful and informative teaching resource for both homeschooling as well as elementary and middle grade history or social studies classesBarbara Haworth Attard s To Stand On My Own is one of the recent publications in the Dear Canada series and has rapidly become one of my very favourites An engaging at times emotionally wrenching but in the end triumphant account of twelve year old Noreen Robertson s struggle with polio this iary novel also provides valuable historical background information on both the polio epidemic of 1937 and the Clojure In Action devastating effects of the Great Depression especially theevastation caused by the Dust Bowl Southern African Literature: An Introduction droughts on a primarily agricultural province like Saskatchewan a province hit worse than other provinces because farming was the main livelihood for mostNow mreally the author has managed to totally and engagingly capture the voice of Noreen of a young girl struggling with aisease that she cannot fully understand but all the same realising that polio might prove fatal knowing it could well leave her with permanent physical challenges And with this in mind Noreen s BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) diary account truly reads like theiary of a child one never has the impression as though one is simply reading Barbara Haworth Attard s attempt to appear andor sound like a twelve year old girl Noreen s narrative feels and reads as one hundred percent authentic I was and still am completely immersed in this story personally feeling Noreen s emotions her pain her fears her oubts her anger her frustrations and finally her triumphs and joys as well as those Of Many Of The many of the characters escribed by Noreen in her African Literature: Overview and Bibliography diary To Stand On My Own will make you cry laugh cheery wildly as well as exclaim in anger and frustration You will fall in love with the characters and care immensely about Noreen and her friends at the Regina hospital you will scream happily when Edna is finally able to move her fingers and arms you will simply hate the fact that Thelma s parents abandoned her when she became ill you will feel as proud as Noreen when she is finally able to walkown the hall using her crutches And finally To Stand On My Own will also make readers appreciate how fortunate most of the world is today how because of the Aliens Rogue Aliens devastating polio epidemics of the early and middle 20th Century we now have the ways and means to prevent thisread isease we now have vaccinations and better treatment option. Life in a wheelchair and on crutches; and ultimately the emotional and physical hurdles she must face when she returns home In this moving addition to the Dear Canada series award winning author Barbara Haworth Attard recreates a esolate time in Canadian history and one girl’s brave fight against a Fall for You deadlyiseas. To Stand On My OwnThis book was actually shorter I would have liked it be It could have been longer in my humble opinionThe year is have liked it to be It could have been longer in my humble opinionThe year is Summer in Saskatchewan Smack Money Blues to Blue Money dab near the middle of the Great Depression I think might need to brush up on my historical timelines Noreen is our narrator forced to spend 30 minutes aay with her Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 diary because her mother worries she is becoming too much of a tomboy Noreen enjoys climbing trees biking with her brother and friends snowball fights swimming and many other things Not all of these are considered proper for a young lady Fortunately Noreen s father still has a job though his hours are reduced so her family can afford to keep their house and food on the table without the use of the government Relief program Noreen s older brother is sent away to a relative s farm in Alberta to work thereby giving a bit of relief to their parents by having one less mouth to feed Noreen s mother is paranoid about her children potentially catching polio which is running rampant through the city s youth population It even gets so bad that several schoolsecide to open late in the year to help protect its students Noreen and her brother are forbidden from going to any crowded place including the swimming pool So Noreen and her brother Alchemy for Women disobey and sneak into the pool claiming they are too poor to pay Not far into the book Noreen finds she can t use her legs and is in terrible pain Theoctor is called and she is Alchemy Martial Supreme diagnosed with polio She is whisked away to the hospital by her parents where you get a first hand look of what a polio ward would be like Noreen can t use her legs She is strapped into leg braces to keep her from gettingrop foot and is given something in an attempt to make sure the virus Nicholas Flamels First Codex doesn t spread In the bed beside her is a boy who struggles to breathe because polio has paralyzed parts of his chest He is later transported to a hospital where he is placed in an iron lung An older lady across the aisle from them passes away Once Noreen iseemed noncontagious she is sent home where her condition Alien doesn t improve and her grandfather fights with her mother about her treatments Finally her mother and father agree to send her away to a hospital in Saskatoon I think where they try to rehabilitate people struck by polio For 3 or 4 weeks Noreen stays there in a room with 3 other girls Edna is almost completely paralyzed by polio and spends herays strapped to a board to keep her muscles from pulling too far out of place Thelma is like Noreen unable to use her legs But unlike Noreen she oesn t seem to be riven to recover It is later African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 discovered why Noreen accidentally gives Thelma a reason to want to be betteruring a conversation which is uite inspiring there is also Juliathink it was Julia She is not written about as muchWhat s interesting is that Noreen gives a pretty À quoi rêvent les algorithmes detailedescription of all the exercises and treatments she goes through to help her get back some of her mobility She gives you the general schedule at which she and the other girls live by while in hospital While all of this might sound boring it s actually pretty interesting You also get invested in her friends as she BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) describes their individual hardships and the friendships theyevelop with each other You cheer right along with them when Edna is finally able to move her fingers It s a small thing but symbolizes hope for her You also get to experience the failures of others like Thelma who has to have her tendons cut in her ankle in order to relieve the pain of her Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse drop foot which is partiallyue to the fact she refused to Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups do her recommended therapies Heck you even get to see the boy from the first ward again now in an iron lung in the very same hospital that is trying to rehabilitate NoreenWhile most of this book obviously takes place in hospital itoes give you a glimpse of Noreen s life once she returns home and her Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics decision to continue getting stronger with hopes of walking without leg braces once again This book siary entries end on a very hopefully note However the epilogue and historical notes give you a gloomy outlook like how polio almost strikes again when the victims grow older Despite everything Noreen Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides did she ended up using crutches again when she was much older and eventually went back into using a wheelchair for mobility The boy in the iron lung made a partial recovery only toie in his 30s I think Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family due to his compromised lungs Sure they are fictional characters but you grow attached to them and any reader will surely realize that while these particular people are fictional there are real people who had very similar experiences and that s heartbreakingIt s great to put into prospective what an uncheckedisease can Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel do to people especially when. In the summer of 1937 life on the Prairies is not easy The Great Depression has brought great hardship and young Noreen’s family must scrimp to make ends meetIn a horrible twist of fate Noreen like hundreds of other young Canadians contracts polio and is placed in an isolation ward unable to move her legs After People areoing stupid things nowadays like refusing vaccinate their children against completely preventable yet vaccinate their children against completely preventable yet Uprising Emerge Series diseases because of outdated andisproved studies say it s bad Herd immunity Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. Robert Greene. Vtriusq[ue] Academia in Artibus Magister. (1617) doesn t work when parts of the herd the can be vaccinated aren t vaccinated Epidemics like this can be completely avoidedAnyhow I uite liked this book and would have loved if it was a bit longer Amazing This is my favourite Dear Canada Noreen s character arc is wellefined and rewarding to read I have been supporting the elimination of Polio with Rotary the last few years I really appreciated this perspective of what it was like in Canada before the isease was eradicated here Very informative My 10 year of what it was like in Canada before the isease was eradicated here Very informative My 10 year self Life is Sedition and Alchemy: A Biography of John Cale definatley not easy on the praries at least in 1937 The Great Depression is a hard learning experience and Noreen as well as her family must skimp in order to survive It makes it even harder when Noreen like many others at that time catches polio After long thought andisscution it is agreed that Noreen was to be shipped off into another hospital She longs to get better so that her legs would work again and so she could stand on her own Borrow this book It is at the edge of the four star to being a fiveThat spelling perf This was an exceptionally GREAT The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature diary I thoroughly enjoyed it uite often I find that these girls are too goody goody or make maybe two mistakes total I still love them as characters but I find them harder to relate to In this story Noreen is actually a bully a couple of times and finds it hard to apologize and in fact puts it off I found her to be a much realistic character in that respect as she has personal problems that she manages to work out and as a result of the polio she actually becomes a better person and friend That being said I also found thisiary particularly informative I learned much about polio and the history of past epidemics than I knew before I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good historical stand alone fiction I went to the library a few Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers days ago and after a gander at the young adult section I uickly came to realize i was sick of reading the same fantasy romance book which feature the same hopeless love triangle I needed a change Iecided that something new bare and out of my comfort zone should Indiras Objective Agronomy MCQs for Agricultural Competitive Examinations do the job So after heading to the childrens section I uickly came upon this bookand i loved it I was a little skeptical at first but went with it anyways in the end I was acutally working on a major project at that time and still had made very little progress i m a helpless procastinator i know shame on me but after I finished the book 2ays I realized that at the end under the title Famous people who had polio Arthur C Clarke s name was printed at the very bottom I nearly fell off my chair I was oing a porject on that author and needed to find some extras other interesting information YAY I m going to include this book and maybe bring it in for a class presentation Yay I m going to encourgae others to read this and get a good mark Yay This book is truly awesomeExcuse any mis spelt words I wrote this in a rush and goodreads osen t have spellcheck At the suggestion of her mother Noreen Robertson begins a A New Reader's Guide to African Literature diary in June 1937 shortly before her twelfth birthday The Robertson family lives in Saskatchewan where most people are struggling financially as a result of the Great Depression There is also the worry of a polio epidemic Noreen thinks her mother is being overprotectiveuring the epidemic until Noreen herself becomes ill with polioNoreen began her Story Alchemy Authors Craft Book 2 diary reluctantly buturing her recovery from polio writing is one of the few things she can still Oral and Written Poetry in African Literature Today do She writes about her stay in the hospital her fears of never being able to walk again her return home and the month she spends at a hospital with a special physical therapy program that tries to help children recovering from polio learn to walk againAt first I found this book a bit slow moving A lot of it was just Noreen feeling sorry for herself feeling guilty for not listening to her mother wondering if she was being punished etc I suppose her self pity was realistic since it would be awful to be twelve years old and be told you would probably never walk again Iid eventually enjoy the book and Noreen s character grew and matured and in the end she BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) decided to focus on the good things that happened as a result of her experiences rather than the bad and how she could use what she had learned to help others like herself in the future Thisiary was a historical fiction account of a young girl Digital Griots diagnosed with polio in Saskatoon in 1937 My Nanna wasiagnosed with polio in Regina in the 1940s The little girl in the book recei. Few weeks she gains partial recovery but her family makes the painful The Handbook of Academic Writing decision to send her to a hospital far away for further treatment To Stand On My Own is Noreen’siary account of her journey through recovery her treatment; life in the ward; the other patients some of them far worse off than her; adjustment to.

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