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NF Picture Book
Pages: 24
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2010
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This is the true story of Patrick, who was born with hemophilia and contracted HIV through a tainted blood transfusion and fought to educate people on the truth about HIV and AIDS.

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"Patrick's Wish is an example of a great book that matters...An attractive, well designed, colourful and informative book...The narration although simple, emphasizes how people with an illness are just like anyone else...Gives factual information about HIV/AIDS, and dispels many myths. This book is highly recommended for both school and public libraries."
NOW Toronto
You could dip into this anthology anywhere and find something interesting…excellent.
Midwest Book Review
Patrick's Wish is simply written for children ages 7-10, filled with beautiful photos of Patrick taken throughout his life. Patrick's Wish ends with a list of 9 important things Patrick would want the reader to know about HIV and AIDS. These 9 simple statements constitute the most effective AIDS-HIV awareness education effort for elementary age children to date. Patrick's Wish will help Patrick's wish, to find a cure for HIV/AIDS, come true.
Mitchell and Upjohn aim to cultivate tolerance and curb ignorance of HIV/AIDS, and in 24 pages they do so admirably.

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