Small Steps Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the book Small Steps a thirteen year old girl, Peg, gets polio, and has to go to a hospital called Unniversity Hospital for the first half of her recovering and for the second part she goes to Sheltering Arms. At Sheltering Arm Peg meets her new roomates Alice, Renee, Dorothy, and Shirley were she makes friendships she doesn't want to leave.
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Peg has to go through stages like getting hot packs and then using hot baths instead, or how she got a bed, then a wheelchair, then walking sticks, and then started walking on her own.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Brain/Body disability?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 ()

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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