Iraqi girl publishes coronavirus comic book

This 8-year-old Iraqi girl published a comic book in lockdown

SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) WRITER OF 'GET SAFE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS', MANAR ALKAMIL, SAYING:

"I made this book so that children know how to protect themselves from this ugly virus, coronavirus. And there are comics in the book and many other things about this coronavirus. There are English and Arabic versions, so that children who speak Arabic read it in Arabic and those who speak English read it in English."

Location: Basra, Iraq

Manar Alkamil wrote down her thoughts about the pandemic

and how she felt about being forced to stay at home

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MANAR ALKAMIL'S FATHER, ITHAR HESHAM, SAYING:"Writing this book was 100% Manar's writing, her style. But for the medical information, her grandfather, aunt and uncle - who are doctors - helped her to have the right medical information."

The books will be distributed in libraries in Basra

and the school where Manar studies

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