Weeks After Dr. Suess Is Censored, A New Children’s Book Will Feature Story Of Dr. Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the subject of a new children’s book that will detail his life growing up in Brooklyn up until he became the medical face of the coronavirus pandemic in America.
“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,” reads of a description of the book on Simon & Schuster’s website, the book’s publisher. “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.”
The book is written by children’s author Kate Messner. Its cover was revealed on CNN by Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter, with Messner sharing a clip of the reveal on social media.
“Exciting morning here – @CNN’s @brianstelter just revealed the cover for DR: FAUCI: HOW A BOY FROM BROOKLYN BECAME AMERICA’S DOCTOR on @ReliableSources,” Messner captioned the video on Twitter.
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— katemessner (@KateMessner) March 21, 2021
Simon & Schuster promises an “engaging narrative” that will draw “from interviews with Dr. Fauci himself.” The story will cover his upbringing in Brooklyn and his time at medical school before detailing his work with U.S. presidents in the fight against COVID-19. The news comes just weeks after famed author Dr. Seuss’s books were censored and unpublished due to claims of racist imagery sparking controversy.
“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,” the description reads.
Fauci, who has become the medical face of the pandemic for much of the public, has at times been a controversial figure throughout the pandemic.
The doctor’s public clashes with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have often been a trademark of his congressional testimony, with the most recent round resulting in Paul accusing Fauci of engaging in theatrics by wearing two masks.
“If we’re not spreading the infection, isn’t it just theater?” the Kentucky Republican said to Fauci during his most recent Senate hearing. “If you’ve had the vaccine and you’re wearing two masks, isn’t that theater?”
“No, it’s not — here we go again with the theater,” Fauci responded. “Let me just state for the record that masks are not theater. Masks are protective.”
“If you have immunity, they are theater. If you already have immunity, you’re wearing a mask to give comfort to others,” Paul fired back.
The book is set to be released on June 29. The news comes just weeks after famed author Dr. Seuss’s children books were censored and unpublished due to claims of racist imagery creating controversy.
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Source: Washington Examiner: Weeks after Dr. Seuss is censored, a new children’s book will feature story of Dr. Fauci’s life