Andre’s Armor is a new picture book for children younger than 8 years of age. Dr. Mohamed “Mo” Jalloh’s goal was to create a story for young Black children, and their parents, to learn more about how vaccines work through characters who look like them and have concerns similar to their own. With its rhyming cadence, video-game-based analogies, and delightful images, this story is sure to intrigue children who might be a little nervous about their shots.

Dr. Jalloh, a board-certified clinical pharmacist, is “passionate about promoting diversity in the medical profession and hopes to inspire his readers, especially those in the black community, to pursue an education and career in healthcare.”

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