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ERIC Number: ED360767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Jimmy and His Family. First Edition.
This children's book is written in both English and Spanish and tells the story of Jimmy, a second grader infected with the AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) virus. The story, written from the child's point of view, introduces Jimmy's home and family and explains how he became infected with the virus at birth and how the AIDS virus is and is not transmitted. The boy's feelings about being infected and how he came to understand these feelings are also addressed. The story ends with a call to other children not to be scared of or mean to people with AIDS. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Attitude Change, Books, Childrens Literature, Emotional Adjustment, Family Environment, Individual Development, Males, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Primary Education, Special Health Problems, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Association for the Care of Children's Health, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Creative Works; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Care of Children's Health, Bethesda, MD.
Note: Illustrated by Katie Van Horne.