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Melissa's story : living with HIV

2017
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Real-life testimonies of young people living with illness. Originally made as a series of animated films for the BBC, these books explore the experiences of young people who are dealing with different illnessesThis powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony of Melissa, a child living with HIV. Melissa explains what HIV is, how she was diagnosed, the medication she takes and the physical effect of the virus. We read about her fear of telling people and the stigma that made her feel early on that her condition must be kept secret. Melissa explores everyday relatable circumstances; school, family and talks in depth about her friendships. The open and clear text encourages students to empathise with other children's differences and recognises the similarities between their own lives and hers.
Main title:
Melissa's story : living with HIV / Mosaic Films ; created by Andy Glynne and Salvador Maldonado.
Imprint:
London : Franklin Watts, 2017.
Collation:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
"Based on the BAFTA winning animations"-- cover.Includes further information for parents and carers at back of book.
ISBN:
9781445156644
Dewey class:
362.1969792
Language:
English
BRN:
316800
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryJunior Picture BooksMAvailable
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