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Positive : surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world / a memoir by Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin.

Rawl, Paige, (author.). Benjamin, Ali, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780062342539
  • ISBN: 0062342533
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: 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 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.
Source of Description Note: Vendor-supplied metadata.
Subject: Rawl, Paige > Health > Juvenile literature.
HIV-positive children > Biography > Juvenile literature.
AIDS (Disease) in adolescence > Patients > Biography > Juvenile literature.
AIDS (Disease) in adolescence > Social aspects > Juvenile literature.
Bullying > Psychological aspects > Juvenile literature.
Rawl, Paige > Health.
HIV-positive persons.
AIDS (Disease) > Patients.
AIDS (Disease) > Social aspects.
Bullying > Psychological aspects.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Social Issues > Bullying.
Genre: Electronic books.

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