Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to be the main focus for an upcoming children’s book set to be released at the end of June, after publishing company Simon & Schuster revealed the front cover of the book over the weekend.
The book, titled ‘Dr. Fauci: How A Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor’ is now available for pre-order ahead of its June 29th release date, and was written by author Kate Messner, as well as being illustrated by Alexandra Bye.
All the details
The cover was teased and eventually revealed on Brian Stelter’s CNN show ‘Reliable Sources,’ with author Kate Messner tweeting out the broadcast to her Twitter followers.
However, what does the book actually delve into?
The publisher described the book as being a picture biography about the life of Dr. Fauci, who is currently serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The publishers describe Fauci as ‘one of the key figures in the Covid-19 pandemic,’ before going into detail about his childhood.
Fauci, well before he became Dr. Fauci, grew up in Brooklyn, and often delivered prescriptions that were distributed from his father’s local pharmacy, where his interest in medicine and science first peaked.
The publisher continues, detailing the direction that the picture book biography takes as it explores the life of Anthony Fauci, as he goes from the streets of Brooklyn to the daunting slog of medical school to the challenges of working under seven Presidents.
The book explores the challenges that Fauci faced over the years, some of which were the biggest public health crisis in American history, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
The book also takes an extensive look at vaccines, how they are developed and how they work.
How did the book come about?
The name of Dr. Anthony Fauci wasn’t very well known across the United States, let alone the world before the Covid-19 pandemic caused chaos across the globe.
As a result of this, Fauci was pushed into the spotlight, becoming a national and international celebrity, winning a plethora of awards and formal recognitions of the last 12 months since the pandemic began, including a $1 million Israeli prize that was created by the late philanthropist Dan David.
This led to Messner, alongside publisher Simon & Schuster, wanting to create a book based around the man in question.
According to the publisher, Messner is ‘passionately curious’ and enjoys writing books for kids ‘who like to wonder.’
This led to the birth of the book, which is set to be released in the middle of summer, a time where many of us hope that this nightmare will be coming to an end.