Dr. Fauci is about to become a children’s book character!
Dr. Anthony Fauci is an immunologist and director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He has recently become very well known thanks to his involvement in the US response to Covid-19.
Simon & Schuster has announced the release of Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor, written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Alexandra Bye.
The children’s picture book will arrive on June 29th.
Speaking to CNN, the author said:
“There’s so much in his story that will resonate with kids today — riding his Schwinn bicycle around Brooklyn to deliver prescriptions from his dad’s pharmacy, playing stickball in the streets of a neighbourhood where he learned to get along with all different kinds of people, and always asking questions about the world.”
“Before Tony Fauci was America’s doctor, he was a kid with a million questions, about everything from the tropical fish in his bedroom to the things he was taught in Sunday school,” she said. “I’m really hopeful that curious kids who read this book — those we are counting on to solve tomorrow’s scientific challenges — will see themselves in the pages of Dr. Fauci’s story and set their goals just as high.”