About the Book
Masked Hero: How Wu Lien-teh Invented the Mask That Ended an Epidemic is a new book by Candlewick Press/MIT Kids Press that tells the true story of a boy who loved science. When a deadly disease came to China in 1910, he used his learning, courage, and quick thinking to invent a mask — the first version of the N95 mask — that quickly ended the outbreak, saving countless lives in China and around the world. Wu Lien-teh’s story teaches young readers that the simplest acts, such as wearing a mask, can save the lives of the people around you.
Masked Hero will be available on October 10, 2023.
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Book Reading/Signing Events
October 14, 2023, Philadelphia, PA, 11am
October 19, 2023, 6:30pm
October 22, 2023, 10:30 am, Brookline, MA
October 26, 2023
November 4, 2023 2:30p
20 West Duarte Road
Arcadia, CA 91006
November 11, 2023, San Francisco, CA, 9:30a
November 12, 2023 Los Altos, CA, 10:30a
November 29, 2023
Florida Ruffin Ridley School