Princess in Black takes on Coronavirus in new PSA


Princess in Black CoronavirusThe Princess in Black is taking on one of her biggest foes — coronavirus. Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham have worked together to create a child-friendly public service announcement called The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus.

The Princess in Black is facing a problem she can’t solve on her own. A germ so tiny she can’t even see it. But together we can fight it in three easy steps:

1. Wash your hands
2. Stay at home
3. Make some space

“LeUyen, Dean and I are all parents self-isolating at home with our children,” Shannon Hale said in a press release. “The anxiety and distancing is hard enough on our older kids, but we know that younger kids might be having an even harder time. We hoped that it’d help if a familiar book friend like the Princess in Black talked them through it. Even the Princess in Black is staying home! Even Princess Sneezewort had to cancel playdates!

“LeUyen had the idea of creating a short comic to download and share widely so caregivers could have an extra tool for talking to kids. Our goal is both to help kids understand what’s going on and to help them feel less alone.”

You can download The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus via The Princess in Black website.


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