Like every other day, Noah Henry is getting ready to go to school until he is told by his parents that the school is closed. Sadly, the zoo is also closed, and he won’t be able to play with his little friends, either. The situation doesn’t change even when, after talking to his teacher, he and his younger brother wash their hands as they are told. Not until he goes out for a walk with his family does he notice that his friends have drawn rainbows and displayed them in their windows, realizing they also share the same uncertainty, and that hopefully soon they will all play together again.
About the Author
Deana Sobel Lederman is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in San Diego, California with her husband and two young sons. She is the author of Rainbows, Masks and Ice Cream, a series of three stories for children about the COVID-19 pandemic, and the webcomic Philip the Sea Lion. Her work has appeared in Business Insider, Barron’s, The Hairpin, the Brooklyn Public Library, Gallery New World Stages in Manhattan, and the New York City Department of Education’s publications. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, Deana was the staff editorial cartoonist for The Daily Californian. She earned national recognition for her editorial cartoons and was a finalist for both the John Locher Memorial Award and the Society of Professional Journalism Mark of Excellence Awards. Her comic strip, Roomies, based on the lives of Deana and her six college roommates, was a finalist for MTV U’s Strips contest. In 2008, she received a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she concentrated in copyright and patent law.