COVID-19 Helpers
Picture Book | Emory Global Health Institute
Grand Prize Winner!
Inspired by questions from his grandchildren, Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, Vice President for Global Health at Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) had an idea, to provide children with answers about the pandemic in a picture book.  

A picture book in two weeks?
It takes me at least 6 months to illustrate a picture book in my normal style. So when I was asked to create a book in two weeks, I didn't know how I could pull it off. But, I loved the story and the message so much I asked myself...
"What would happen if I treated this project like my sketchbook?"       AND...
Presto!
I had a character,
a world,
and a book.​​​​​​​
And not just ANY book, but one that made me feel like I was helping. My goal with this project is to help kids, and people like DR. Koplan- a beloved grandpa, to empower his grandchildren during this very confusing time. 

"COVID-19 Helpers is a definite must-have and must-read for the people who are struggling during this crisis." -- Danielle Ong, Latin Post
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Author, Beth Bacon tells the story of how Kary and Beth created the book. 

NPR WABE RADIO 

An interview with Atlanta icon, 
Lois Reitzes / WABE radio's City LIghts.
Kary and author Beth Bacon tell their story, how and why they created a picture book in two weeks!


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