My Hero is You 2021: How kids can hope with COVID-19

The story-book, a sequel to the immensely successful ‘My Hero is You: How kids can fight COVID-19!’, is being released in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new story, aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years, sees the return of Ario, a fantasy creature who travels the world helping children find hope in the future and joy in simple pleasures.

The content of the book drew from survey responses from more than 5000 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world on the challenges they continue to face in the second year of the pandemic. This was developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Reference Group in partnership with the MHPSS Collaborative.

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