November 12th, 2013

Senior William Crasto West Nile Virus StorySenior William Crasto with Librarian Suzie Adcock and students in the Lower School Library

Senior William Crasto recently donated a copy of the newly released book Nature’s Deadliest: The Mosquito to the JA Lower School Library. The Mosquito is one of a series of eighteen children’s books produced by Bellwether Media out of Minneapolis, Minn. This series was created to inform children of dangerous animals and includes books on the black widow spider, the great white shark, killer bees, and saltwater crocodiles. In 2007, William contracted the West Nile virus from a mosquito bite and spent several years recovering from this life-threatening illness. After being interviewed by the author, William’s story, along with photos, was featured in the book.