Brookfield Central freshman, Shilpa Kuriakose, has recently published a children's picture book that she wrote and illustrated entitled Ruby and the Case of the Corona Monster. The book tackles overcoming the fear of the unknown from a child's perspective regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
"My main goal is to give the kids of my community an answer to their questions and to ease their worry, doubt, and confusion by also teaching them how to help by staying safe and keeping others safe," said Kuriakosa. "We will all get through this and we can all learn something from Ruby; don't give up, and keep trying because everything will be okay in the end."
Inspired by her favorite children's books like Pete the Cat, it took Shilpa around two months to write and illustrate her book, and she was excited to finally see her characters come to life upon completion. You can order a copy of Shilpa's book here.