June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

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This is a story about the life of June Almeida, a scientist and a virologist. Affected by her younger brother, Harry’s death, June wanted to study science to help people with illnesses like her brother. June was unable to go to college because it was too expensive so she started working in a lab in a hospital. June started examining viruses under a powerful electron microscope. What does June see under the microscope?

This was a very interesting story about a woman scientist who discovered the first coronavirus. This story is very fitting right now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. June Almeida’s discovery of the first coronavirus in 1964 helped scientists today with Covid-19. I liked learning how scientists decided to name the virus coronavirus. This is a non-fiction, educational book, and the back of the book includes real pictures of June and more information about her. I recommend this picture book to young girls who love science and anyone who wants to learn about coronavirus.

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Author Suzanne Slade
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 15-Mar-2021
ISBN 9781534111325
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Issue May 2020
Category Children's