Kids Around The World Are Reading NPR’s Coronavirus Comic

Published: March 17th, 2020

Category: Featured, News

How do you explain coronavirus to kids?

Last week, NPR published a comic, written by Malaka Gharib, geared to children about the newly discovered virus. NPR also recently published the comic in Chinese. Since then, the comic has been translated into other languages — including BrailleFinnishBahasa Indonesia, Italian, Russian, and Lithuanian— and is finding an audience in schools and libraries as well as at home.

A graphic designer from Bolivia made a Spanish version of the comic.

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Librarians have been printing and folding a bunch of zines and putting them in the children’s section at their libraries.

And a middle-school teacher turned it into a video — with a kid doing the narration.

And it’s not just kids who are reading the comic — adults have reached out and said it’s been a helpful resource, too. One person is displaying the zine on his desk.

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