readergirlz is a literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize. The rgz blog serves as a depot for news and YA reviews from industry professionals and teens. As volunteers return full force to their own YA writing, the organization continues to hold one initiative a year to impact teen literacy. All are welcome to "like" us on Facebook!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Rgz and Bloggers Unite for World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day, and while modern medicine has made HIV less threatening in the short term here in the US, it's still a huge issue that faces our world. Take, for instance, the fact that there was a 34 percent increase in HIV and AIDS cases diagnosed among teenagers 15 to 19 from 2003 to 2006, according to The New York Times.

We're joining with Bloggers Unite to spread awareness of World AIDS day today, and there is a wealth of information on how you can get involved here.

Since we at readergirlz are book lovers, we have to mention the lyrical Push by Sapphire, a graphic, harrowing story of a girl named Precious who deals with pregnancy, incest, abuse, HIV, and, in the end, hope.

What other books have you read that deal with HIV and AIDS?


MrsE said...

Other AIDS related books I've read:
Abela: the girl who saw lions by Doherty
Fade to Black by Flinn
Chasing Sunsets by Schemmer

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Jewels said...

When I was in high school I read the Ryan White biography twice. I was very moved by that book!

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