VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America by Ann Bausum audiobook

VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America: The Fight against AIDS in America

By Ann Bausum
Read by Vikas Adam

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Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America. Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inaction unforgivable. The AIDS Crisis fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States. Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today.

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Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America. Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inaction unforgivable. The AIDS Crisis fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States. Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Expertly interweaving quotes from a variety of firsthand sources…[with] plenty of dramatic tension…A rousing, sympathetic account of a community’s pain, fear, rage, and resiliency.” School Library Journal (starred review)
From the front lines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the front lawn of the White House, how the reaction to an epidemic evolved from mystery and ignorance to knowledge, bravery, and activism…A critical account for today’s youth.” Kirkus Reviews
“A moving, essential account.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Ann Bausum

Author Bio: Ann Bausum

Ann Bausum writes books about US history for youth and adults, most dealing with social justice issues. Her books have won the Carter G. Woodson Book Award, the Golden Kite Award, a Sibert Honor designation, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.40
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English