Monday, September 13, 2021

Bibliophile's Corner

Dr. Fauci
How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor

by Kate Messner

Flap Copy Description:

Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Anthony Fauci was always asking questions. He longed to know how the world worked, from the fish in his aquarium to the stars and galaxies. His curiosity and love of science led him to become a doctor. And his talent for working with people helped him become America's doctor - a crucial voice for science and medicine during some of the country's most challenging moments, especially the COVID-19 pandemic.

This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shows readers that to become a scientist, you must have an open mind, keep learning, and never give up. Award-winning author Kate Messner personally interviewed Dr. Fauci to tell his story, and his own tips for future scientists are included in the back of the book, as well as facts about how vaccines work and much more.

My Thoughts:

This informative and entertaining picture book not only includes tips for future scientists, it opens a window into the life of an accomplished American icon. It's always inspirational to learn about the childhood of one of our heroes; Kate Messner nailed it with lovely tidbits from Dr. Fauci's early upbringing. I highly recommend Dr. Fauci - How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor to children of all ages!

Click here to learn about the author, Kate Messner.
Click here to learn about the illustrator, Alexandra Bye.