He’s been portrayed by Brad Pitt on Saturday Night Live, molded into both a bobblehead and an action figure, and now, America’s doctor gains a spot next to “Goodnight Moon,” “Snowy Day,” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” on your kid’s bookshelf.
“Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor,” is available for your reading pleasure thanks to Simon & Schuster.
“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 book publisher notes on its website. “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.”
Author Kate Messner, who took to Twitter on March 21 to reveal the cover drawn by illustrator Alexandra Bye, based the story on interviews with Fauci. It “follows Anthony from his Brooklyn beginnings through medical school and his challenging role working with seven U.S. presidents to tackle some of the biggest public health challenges of the past 50 years, including the COVID-19 pandemic,” according the description on the Simon & Schuster website. “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.”