Partnership for Children’s Book about COVID-19

The Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center recently published Community Heroes, a book for young readers by Renée Lyons with illustrations by Sarah Rose Lyons. Based on recommendations from medical professionals of Prisma Health, the story focuses on how we can protect ourselves and our communities from COVID-19. The book is available as an open-access ebook, in both English and Spanish.

In response to requests for print copies, the book’s author reached out to Clemson University Press for advice. The Press proudly provided distribution services through its partners at Ingram Lightning Source, who have worked hard to ensure business continuity to many in the publishing industry throughout the current crisis. The book is now available in print through online retailers worldwide, such as Barnes & Noble. The book was produced as a not-for-profit service publication at a moment of crisis: print copies of both the English version and the Spanish version may be ordered directly from the Press, at the cost of printing and shipping.

Clemson University Press is integral to the University’s land-grant mission. Through collaborations with partners across campus and throughout the world, the Press disseminates research and information that enriches the lives of people across our state and beyond.