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Carmine's Story: A Book about a Boy Living with AIDS based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
(easy, non fiction, young reader) Carmine's story follows the life of Carmine who was born with AIDS. The whole time I was reading the book all I could think about was how brave this little boy was and how scary it must be to live life not knowing which day was your last. The little boy had a good attitude though reasonably speaking, if not a realistic one. This is a series of books, the other one I read in this library being "Mori's Story" . All in all, I think this is a good series of books because the information is presented in an organized way but also reads like a story and the children in the story are accessible (meaning children could relate to them). An interactive conversation , with appropriate permission of course, would be to provide an educational unit on AIDS- particulary since there still is such a good deal of mystery and societal fear surrounding this disease.
This book is about Carmine, a 10 year old boy who has AIDS. He contracted AIDS when he was born from his mother who got AIDS from using drugs. Carmine lives with his grandmother because his mother died when he was 1yr old. He also has two uncles who has the disease. This biography is wrote from the childs perspective and it seemed as if author used his wording and did not change anything. I can not relate personally to this book, but i found it very interesting to read and see what it is like for some one so young to deal with something as big as having AIDS. I would definitley recommend this book to young children who are coping with a life threatening disease so maybe they will not feel so alone.For classroom extension ideas i would have the children write letters to children at St. Judes hospital and see about starting a pen pal process with them so the students can learn about children today living with life threatening diseases. Another idea would be to have a big lesson over drugs and how dangerous they are and also how we need to wash our hands and stay away from blood.