Author: written by Marie Adachi, Susan Han, Ericka MacKenzie, Bailey Miles, Alex Ruby, and Neha Sathe. Illustrations by Clare Rosean
Publish Date: 2011
Publisher: self-published, supported by the University of Chicago
Catalog ID: 061549448-x
Author website: www.clarerosean.com
Created through a collaboration of six University of Chicago medical students and one University of Chicago MFA student in 2011, this wonderful educational comic helps kids (and adults!) understand the virology and symptoms of influenza.The process and value of immunization against the flu is also described. Q&A inset boxes are used to clarify terms and provide reinforcement of learning. Compelling watercolored character-driven illustrations bring to life the metaphors of the text. A last page glossary of terms further clarifies the text.
A Hektoen Journal article about the book can be found here.