Suzanne Slade has written a new picture book. It’s called June Almeida, Virus Detective! Almeida was a scientist. She identified the first coronavirus in humans. That was in 1964.
From an early age, Almeida loved science. When she grew up, she learned how to use a powerful microscope. This helped her make her big discovery. “No matter what challenges she faced, she was always learning about science,” Slade says. “She just kept working hard.”