Major Publisher Announces Upcoming Children’s Book About Dr. Fauci

Major Publisher Announces Upcoming Children’s Book About Dr. Fauci

Publishing company Simon & Schuster has announced that there will be an upcoming children’s book about Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The book is called “Dr. Fauci: How A Boy From Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor,” and it was written by Kate Messner. It was illustrated by Alexandra Bye.

On Sunday’s episode of “Reliable Sources,” CNN Host Brian Stelter promoted the book with a clip that was tweeted out by Messner.

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Simon & Schuster describes the book as, “The definitive picture book biography of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most crucial figures in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Before he was Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci was a curious boy in Brooklyn, delivering prescriptions from his father’s pharmacy on his blue Schwinn bicycle,” the publisher said.

“His father and immigrant grandfather taught Anthony to ask questions, consider all the data, and never give up–and Anthony’s ability to stay curious and to communicate with people would serve him his entire life,’ the publisher added. 

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Simon & Schuster tout the challenges they say Fauci has faced.

“This engaging narrative, which draws from interviews the author did with Dr. Fauci himself, follows Anthony from his Brooklyn beginnings through medical school and his challenging role working with seven US presidents to tackle some of the biggest public health challenges of the past fifty years, including the COVID-19 pandemic,” the publisher continued.

They added, “Extensive backmatter rounds out Dr. Fauci’s story with a timeline, recommended reading, a full spread of facts about vaccines and how they work, and Dr. Fauci’s own tips for future scientists.”

On the author herself, Simon & Schuster said that Messner, “is passionately curious and writes books for kids who wonder, too.”

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Of the illustrator, the publisher noted that she specializes “in fun, colorful illustrations for a variety of media such as editorial and children’s publications.”

Fauci was obviously the face of government health expertise for millions throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a hero to some but not all. Fauci had many critics and still does.

What children might learn about Dr. Anthony Fauci now and in the future might come through books and other sources such as these. It will be curious to see which – or whose – truths are told.

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