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About the author:
My big sister is a student filmmaker who wrote the documentary, Invisible Threat; a peer-to-peer film that explores the science of vaccines and outbreaks. While she was making the film I was due to get a shot for school and she wanted to document my experience. My parents said I needed the shot to prevent me from getting sick but that didn't convince me. However, after I learned about herd immunity and saw first hand what happens to the vulnerable when it breaks down, I gladly got my shot. It was surprising to me that kids aren't taught about community immunity and it wasn't in our school science textbooks.This inspired me to write a children's illustrated book about what I learned about shots, protecting my health, and the health of babies in my community. It is everything I wish I had known when I was getting my kindergarden shots in a story about how my puppy and I became community immunity superheroes, but based on my real life experience.
The Shots Book
A Little Brother's Superhero Tale
"But why do I need to get a shot?", I asked my parents.
Sometimes it takes a kid to explain something to another kid. My name is Ethan, I am 14 years old and I wrote The Shots Book, to share what I wish I had known back when I was getting my kindergarten shots. In a superhero story that is easy for children to understand, and based on my real life experiences, I explain how vaccines work, how they protect our own health, and the health of others in our community to empower kids and help make the doctor's visit easier.
I dedicate my book to the children who must rely on herd immunity to keep them safe. When you buy my book another book gets donated to a children's hospital library with remaining proceeds going to my herd immunity educational campaign. Those kids fighting cancer, needing transplants, or battling other diseases are the real heroes and I want them to know they have a friend who cares.
- Publication Date:
- 0986196509 / 9780986196508
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8" x 10"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Health & Daily Living / General