What Is Coronavirus?: How It Infects, How It Spreads, and How to Stay Safe

The #1 award-winning lively illustrated coronavirus book for teensGold winner FAPA President’s Book Awards (Young Adult – Non-fiction). Silver winner IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards (Teen Non-fiction: 13-18 years).  

“A succinct and compelling Covid-19 analysis, packed with valuable information for readers young and old.” —Kirkus Reviews

★  “This book is exceptionally well written and is a must-read during this time of confusion.” Readers’ Favorite, starred review

“…well-detailed, well referenced, and filled with insights about why this virus differs from all others that have affected the human race in the past.” —Midwest Book Review

It’s not just another virus…or a simple flu…it’s a highly contagious, deadly virus that causes a disease that can have long-term effects on the body.In November of 2019, scientists discovered the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. By March 2020, the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, spread to countries around the world. In an effort to contain the spread, global leaders implemented public health measures. Meanwhile, scientists worked frantically to understand the virus and develop vaccines. However, it continues to spread and mutate, challenging public health measures and science.

In today’s changing world, teens face a multitude of challenges. And, coronavirus is one of them. Teens and young adults are anxious about the virus and COVID-19. It’s an invisible enemy that they don’t fully understand.

But there is good news…

Virology experts with over 20 years’ experience, Dr. Camilly de Mello and Dr. Viveca Giongo, has teamed up with author Sabbithry Persad to simplify the science about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 for teens. What are viruses? How do viruses change? How is SARS-CoV-2 structured? How does SARS-CoV-2 infect the cells? What happens when a person develops COVID-19? What are scientists doing to help? How can people stay safe?

This book covers:

  1. Virus Basics 
  2. Understanding Coronaviruses
  3. Coronavirus and the Body
  4. Coronavirus and the Environment
  5. Combatting Coronavirus

Written in plain-language, teens will love this illustrated guide. They will find context for a complicated issue, get straight answers to tough questions and have a tool to sort fact from fiction. Get started understanding coronavirus now.

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