A new book will teach children about the life of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
The Children’s book "Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor," written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Alexandra Bye, will release June 29 by Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing. The book described as the "definitive picture book biography" of Fauci, revolves around the doctor’s early life in Brooklyn, New York, and his time in medical school. It also contains details about his career over the past five decades as he tackled some of the biggest public health challenges while serving under many U.S. presidents.
The book also contains a timeline of Fauci’s life, other recommended reads for kids, a full spread of facts about vaccines and how they work, as well as Fauci’s own tips for future scientists.
The book description says, 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. 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.
Dr. Fauci turned 80 in December.