“Cruelest Miles” by Gay Salisbury
Monday, May 9
Many readers are familiar with the story of the dog Balto and the Nome, AK, diphtheria outbreak of 1925 and how 20 men and more than 200 dogs raced 674 miles against time and weather to save a community….The Salisburys provide a complete account of that feat-the first book in 40 years to do so-and, perhaps, introduce readers to two of the most crucial and courageous characters in this drama, Leonhard Seppala and his peerless lead dog, Togo. -Dori DeSpain, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copies of the book are available at the library. All are welcome to participate.