Important New HIV/AIDS Title

If you go into the 600’s at my library looking for books on HIV/AIDs, you are unlikely to find any. I patiently explain to faculty that the research in this area is changing quickly and I have weeded most of the dated titles, keeping only memoirs like Pedro and Me. I recommend websites and articles in databases for students and faculty for current information.

That’s why I was particularly happy to discover an important new YA title, Quicksand: HIV/AIDS In Our Lives by Anonymous (Candlewick). Written in a caring yet passionate tone as a first-person account of what it is like to learn that someone in your family has contracted the disease, the book covers a range of topics like diagnosis, false fears, the stigma of having HIV, the toll on family and friends, and the current medical care and research

Quicksand: HIV/AIDS in Our Lives
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Candlewick – (2009-11-24)
ISBN / EAN: 0763615897 / 9780763615895

Also included is a very helpful selected bibliography. I am checking it to make sure these resources are easily accessible to our community.

One Response to “Important New HIV/AIDS Title”

  1. Theresa Gemmer Says:

    For Llisa: Your suggestion to use almond butter to make a craft project if children are allergic to peanut butter could be misleading. People who are allergic to peanuts are ofter allergic to tree nuts including almonds, as well.