Surviving My Bullies, Finding Hope, and Living to Change the World

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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 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
ISBN: 9780062342539
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Benjamin, Ali - Author


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This book is an astonishing memoir of Paige who was bullied because she was HIV positive. Growing you she had HIV but she didn't tell anyone until one day when she told her friend of the illness she had and that was the day when she started getting bullied form students at her school. From that day forward her life was a battlefield; never knowing where or when an insufferable message, taunt, or text would a come from. finally, one night she divided to end all the pain when she saw an bottle of pills. the suicide attempts was unsuccessful, Paige then turned too this tragedy into a triumph when she realized that she would turn her experience to bring inspiration and hope for others who have the same struggles she had; bullying.

Oct 20, 2014

This is the current "The Today's Show Book Club" pick. Very inspiring young woman, she is a anti-bullying crusader and HIV/AIDS educator. Check out her site: www.paigerawl.com


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Oct 20, 2014

Paige was like every teen/middle school girl her age. She was a popular girl who was a cheerleader and she was also a honor roll student. Then, she discovered she was HIV Postive. The bullying soon began after. Memoir of her story and how she choose to overcome the bullying.


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