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  • Oct. 1, 2020
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To help parents ease their children’s fears about COVID-19, faculty members in the Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development created a children’s e-book about the virus. Titled, “There’s No Monster Outside: It’s a Virus,” the story features a young boy who asks his parents about the virus and learns how to stay safe.

The e-book is a collaboration between Pam Schiller, a world-renowned early childhood educator, and faculty members Beverly Irby, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Nahed Abdelrahman and Fuhui Tong. “We hope this book will be a comfort for children and will give them a sense of security in these uncertain times,” they said in the book’s afterword. The free story is available online in numerous languages. Access it at