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A pandemic story for kids

Angie Frederickson
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Julie Beasley, Robyn Goldstein

Julie Beasley and Robyn Goldstein

In an effort to help children understand and cope with the pandemic, author Julie Beasley and illustrator Robyn Goldstein (pictured, from left) teamed up to publish a new book, Winona and Gus and the Coronavirus. The book tells the story of Winona and her brother, Gus, as they adapt to a new way of living during the pandemic and learn to look around for silver linings. Julie and Robyn both have a history of using their creativity to help during a crisis. Julie wrote her first children’s book, H is for Harvey, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Robyn made a name for herself during the early days of the pandemic with her hand-painted “thank you” signs featuring mail carriers, doctors, first responders, and shop workers. 

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