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AIDS: What Teens Need to Know

by Barbara Christie-Dever and Marcie Ramsey (Illustrator)

Reading Level: Young adult
Paperback, 80 pages
Published by Learning Works
Publication date: January 1996
ISBN: 0881602337


An informative and potentially life-saving book for high school students about HIV and AIDS. The author has a similar book targeted at middle school students titled AIDS: Answers To Questions Kids Ask.

The author uses an easy-to-understand question and answer format that is age-appropriate for teenagers and straightforward. It includes essential facts about the risks and dangers of infection and biographical sketches of people kids can identify with and admire, including Ryan White, Magic Johnson and others.

The focus is on prevention by building self-respect and ability to make responsible sexual choices. Educators considering the book for class use will find suggestions for extended activities to develop skills in saying "no" and to increase awareness. The book would be a good addition to sex education and AIDS prevention programs targeted at teens.

The book is reasonably-priced for group use.

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