Positive: surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world --a memoir

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Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
Pub. Date:
[2014]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 730L
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An astonishing memoir for the untold number of children whose lives have been touched by bullying. Positive is a must-read for teens, their parents, educators, and administrators--a brave, visceral work that will save lives and resonate deeply.

Paige Rawl has been HIV positive since birth, but growing up, she never felt like her illness defined her. On an unremarkable day in middle school, she disclosed to a friend her HIV-positive status--and within hours the bullying began. From that moment forward, every day was like walking through a minefield. Paige was never sure when or from where the next text, taunt, or hateful message would come. Then one night, desperate for escape, fifteen-year-old Paige found herself in her bathroom staring at a bottle of sleeping pills.

That could have been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning. Paige's memoir, co-written with bestselling author Ali Benjamin (The Truth About Jellyfish), calls for readers to choose action over complacency, compassion over cruelty--and above all, to be Positive.

Includes twenty-five photos from Paige's personal collection throughout.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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subject_facet AIDS (Disease) -- Patients
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects
Bullying -- Psychological aspects
HIV-positive persons
Rawl, Paige -- Health
title_display Positive : surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world --a memoir
title_full Positive : surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world --a memoir / by Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin
title_short Positive :
title_sub surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world --a memoir
topic_facet AIDS (Disease)
Bullying
HIV-positive persons
Health
Patients
Psychological aspects
Rawl, Paige
Social aspects