Marcus Johnson has just been named star quarterback for the Marina High School Pirates. Former quarterback Brad Timmerman will do anything to depose this new rival and regain his position and popularity--including setting up Marcus with Maria Cruz, who is HIV positive. As secrets are exposed, this encounter will shake the halls of Marina High and change the lives of theseMarcus Johnson has just been named star quarterback for the Marina High School Pirates. Former quarterback Brad Timmerman will do anything to depose this new rival and regain his position and popularity--including setting up Marcus with Maria Cruz, who is HIV positive. As secrets are exposed, this encounter will shake the halls of Marina High and change the lives of these students forever. AIDS in the End Zone approaches HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention through a compelling narrative with high school drama, the dangers of high-risk behaviors, and the benefits of public health resources. The graphic novella is the result of an innovative collaboration between editors Kendra S. Albright and Karen W. Gavigan, illustrator Sarah Petrulis, and the authors--students at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ).Albright and Gavigan began this project in response to research indicating that the graphic novel format is a highly successful educational tool for motivating young adults to read. They chose HIV/AIDS as their topic because South Carolina ranks eighth in the nation for new HIV cases, while the capital city of Columbia ranks sixth nationally among metropolitan areas. By working with teen students at the SCDJJ, Albright and Gavigan were able to develop characters, a storyline, setting, and dialog as a collaborative project--engaging the students in the public health subject matter as well as in the creative process. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Association for Library and Information Science Education....
|Title||:||AIDS in the Endzone|
|Number of Pages||:||40 Pages|
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AIDS in the Endzone Reviews
This is by far the worst and most putrid attempt at reaching teens it has ever been my displeasure to come into contact with. Firstly, it doesn't even bother to develop characters. Instead, it just gives their picture and a few lines that pinpoint a stereotype, because that's all teens can understand, right? It goes from worse to worst. The plot revolves a white quarterback telling a young latina to sleep with the new black guy on the team so he will get HIV and lose his spot on the team. I don't understand how anyone could think this would be a good source of material for anyone to read, especially teens. It's the most drastically insulting pile of rubish that I have seen for a good long time.
I attended a presentation on "AIDS in the Endzone" in Newport News, VA inJanuary 2014. It was fascinating to learn how students at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice worked with University of South Carolina professors to develop the plot, characters and dialogue that the students believed would speak impactfully to other teens about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. The graphic novel format, eye-catching images, and "Did you know" facts in the margins help make this an engaging, informative read for teens, many of whom are woefully uneducated about HIV/AIDS causes, and potentially risky behaviors. Young Palmetto Books and the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science are to be commended for publishing thisimportant teaching tool.
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