The essential workers putting their lives on their line to keep us safe are true heroes. Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will publish a picture book honoring essential workers entitled THANK YOU, HELPERS: Doctors, Teachers, Grocery Workers, and More Who Care for Us. The ebook will go on sale Jun. 9, 2020, followed by the print paperback edition on Jun. 30, and will be accompanied by a donation to Americares, a global health-focused relief and development organization that is providing critically needed protective supplies, training and emotional support for health workers in the United States and around the world.

Thank You Helpers

A celebration of all essential workers, THANK YOU, HELPERS features upbeat, rhyming text from Patricia Hegarty and illustrations by Michael Emmerson. From health care workers to delivery people, grocery workers, teachers, and more, this joyful read-aloud honors those who help us every day and provides caregivers an opportunity to practice gratitude with the young children in their lives.

Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books said, “This book celebrates the heroic efforts of essential workers everywhere who keep us safe and healthy all the time, and especially now during the crisis we are facing. Thank You, Helpers provides an important opportunity for families to talk about the role of, and express their appreciation for, the many helpers in their communities. Our donation to Americares will support the transformative work done by the health care workers in America and across the world.”

“Now more than ever, health workers need our support,” said Christine Squires, Americares President and CEO. “Random House Children’s Books’ generous donation will allow us to provide more protective gear and training to keep these brave men and women safe and supported during this difficult time.”

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Random House Children’s Books


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