Starting in late 2019 and continuing into 2020, the illness known as COVID-19 changed our lives—and the way we look at and interact with the world around us—forever. This in-depth and informative volume guides young readers in learning more about the illness, the virus that causes it, and the science behind the pandemic it caused. Readers will explore the history of epidemics and pandemics, which provides a solid backdrop for the rest of this fact-filled book. The text features inspiring young activists who have made a difference in this unprecedented time. Full-color photos, a helpful glossary, and primary sources add more layers of depth to this enlightening read.