Kids Around The World Are Reading NPR’s Coronavirus Comic
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 Braille, Finnish, Bahasa 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.
¿Sabes lo qué es exactamente el #coronavirus? Te dejamos una guía muy útil para aprender a cuidarnos e informarnos más…
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.
— Malaka Gharib (@MalakaGharib) February 28, 2020