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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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback

Title: Positive: A Memoir
Author(s): Paige Rawl
ISBN: 0-06-234251-7 / 978-0-06-234251-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD

Title: Positive: A Memoir: Library Edition
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4830-0583-6 / 978-1-4830-0583-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : USA Audio CD

Title: Positive
Author(s): Paige Rawl, Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4830-0584-4 / 978-1-4830-0584-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Positive: A Memoir
Author(s): Paige Rawl, Ali Benjamin, Jay Asher
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA