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This title examines one of the world's critical issues, HIV/AIDS. Readers will learn the historical background of the issue, leading up to its current and future impact on society. Discussed in detail are the global impacts of HIV/AIDS, medications to help infected persons, and medical research and education to prevent contraction of HIV/AIDS. Also covered are prejudices surrounding HIV/AIDS and how this contributes to misinformation and discrimination. Worldwide and nationwide programs to combat HIV/AIDS, such as UNAIDS and PEPFAR, are also introduced. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of HIV/AIDS. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF024020, JNF053080, JNF024090
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Character Education, Social Studies
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2010-01-01
ISBN 9781604539554, 9781617852145
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 362.196
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Guided Reading Level Z
ATOS Reading Level 9.5
ATOS Interest Level MG+
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135654
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Essential Issues Set 1 – Library Media Connection

This series provides a solid background on a wide range of contemporary newsworthy topics. The text is clear and concise, and generally easy to read. For students, some titles will be more interesting than others; however, all are interesting and vital for a middle or high school collection. Recommended.

Mental Disorders, HIV/AIDS (Essential Issues) – Horn Book Guide

These books present overviews of the illnesses. Sidebars, photographs, and illustrations accompany the readable texts.

Essential Issues Set 1 – School Library Journal

These books examine their diverse topics in some depth, and cover some seldom-discussed issues such as mental illness and suicide. The texts are well-written, providing examples that put a human face to each problem. Quotes and facts are clearly attributed, and their sources are noted in the extensive back matter. The books include well-chosen and well-sized color photographs, and the narratives are surrounded by generous amounts of white space. Sidebars provide further information, or, more compellingly, offer stories about those touched by the topic. These excellent editions combine facts and personal stories that will be of great assistance to students writing reports.

Author: Katie Marsico