Extra, Extra: Measles, Winter, and (This One) Summer
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Extra, Extra: Measles, Winter, and (This One) Summer

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  • Toronto Public Health has confirmed four cases of measles in the city and recommends that folks check to ensure that their immunization records are up to date with the measles vaccination. A shot in the arm of REAL TALK: one case of the highly contagious virus can infect as many as 12 to 18 people.
  • Getting around might be a bit of a pain today, thanks to the morning’s Snowmageddon—or, at least, Snownconvenience—but at least it means we can do slidey downhill snow things. Thankfully, Google Maps is all over Toronto’s best tobogganing hills, with a new map that lists more than two dozen local slopes you and your slidey device of choice can test and enjoy.
  • And, on this decidedly wintery day, This One Summer (a youth graphic novel by Toronto author Mariko Tamaki and her cousin, the New York–based illustrator Jillian Tamaki) was awarded a 2015 Caldecott Honor. The award is one of the most prestigious recognitions of excellence for works of illustrated kid lit in the U.S.

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