New E-Books Help Young Readers Understand The COVID-19 Pandemic

“COVID-19 Helpers” was the winner of the Emory Global Health Institute children’s e-book competition.

Kary Lee and Beth Bacon

True to its name, the Emory Global Health Institute plays a vital role on the world stage in developing and nurturing partnerships for research and scholarship. As part of its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and with keeping with its 13-year history of bringing diverse disciplines together to tackle global health issues, EGHI launched a COVID-19 children’s e-book competition in April.

The goal was to help readers ages 6-9 understand the pandemic and how to navigate our “new normal.” With more than 200 submissions, the judges selected Seattle author Beth Bacon and illustrator Kary Lee as the winners for their book “COVID-19 Helpers.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with the winners and with Emory’s Chief Operating Officer Pam Redmon.

“We were thrilled to be able to provide a book to help children not only around the U.S. but broadly, with as many children as we possibly can,” said Redmon.

You can find more information about the e-book winner and the honorable mentions here.