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Author Winick, Judd.

Title Pedro and me : friendship, loss, and what I learned / Judd Winick.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.19 WINICK    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  362.196 WIN (Graphic Novel)    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Children's Department  JUV. 362.1969 W772P    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 187 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Shuttle guy -- This is where I come from -- This is where I come from: Part two -- Six months below the crookedest street in the world -- Good-byes -- Return of the shuttle guy -- Acknowledgments -- Updates -- Organizations.
Summary In graphic art format, describes the friendship between two roommates on the MTV show "Real World," one of whom died of AIDS. In this inspiring memoir in graphic novel form, the author relates his friendship with an HIV-positive AIDS activist while they were roommates during the filming of the MTV show "Real World". Pedro Zamora showed how people afflicted with the AIDS virus can live with dignity and humor. Illustrations. "You are eighteen years old. You get up in front of a thousand people-your classmates, your friends, basically the people who make up your entire existence-and announce, 'I'm HIV positive.'" Told entirely in sequential art, here is the story of the life-changing friendship between the author, a cartoonist from Long Island, and Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive AIDS activist, which was filmed day by day on MTV's Real World San Francisco. As a speaker and educator, a guest on many talk shows (including Oprah), and when his tragic death received front-page coverage in the press, Pedro taught a generation that AIDS was not a punishment for moral defects or a mere killer that reduced humans to wraiths. Rather, he showed how those afflicted with the disease could live and love nobly with intelligence, humor and great humanity. Judd Winick's compelling memoir allows each of us to experience the vitally important message Pedro brought us. Inspiring, moving, informative, and instantly accessible, Pedro and Me could become one of the books that defines a generation.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 3.9 2.0 47266.
Subject Zamora, Pedro, 1972-1994 -- Health -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Winick, Judd -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Zamora, Pedro, 1972-1994 -- Cartoons and comics.
Winick, Judd -- Cartoons and comics.
Real world (Television program : U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
Real world (Television program : U.S.) -- Cartoons and comics.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
AIDS activists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
AIDS (Disease) -- Cartoons and comics.
Diseases -- Cartoons and comics.
Added Title Real world (Television program : U.S.)
ISBN 0805064036 (acid-free paper)
080506379X hardcover alkaline paper
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