At the start of 2020, no one could have predicted our lives would be dramatically changed by a single virus in just a few short months. It’s difficult enough to process for adults, but for kids coronavirus can be scary and very confusing.
New York City public school teacher and Brooklyn mom of three Kristen Meehan wrote and illustrated a children’s book detailing what it’s like living in the epicenter of this global pandemic.
This is Not Forever, written from the perspective of a young child living in New York City, covers everything from remote learning to birthday parades. You can even catch a view of the Verrazano Bridge at the end of the book.
Here’s a special reading from the author you can watch on YouTube:
The story is based on Mrs. Meehan’s experience in Brooklyn, New York. The main character is inspired by (and named after) the author’s own five-year-old daughter. Her bio on Blurb.com says: “Every night, after kissing her children and putting them to bed, working on this project gave her hope. Her wish is that this book helps children to cope during this confusing time.”