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Our Stories, Our Songs: African Children Talk About AIDS by Deborah Ellis

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Our Stories, Our Songs: African Children Talk About AIDS by Deborah Ellis

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005

In Sub-Saharan Africa, there are more than 11.5 million orphans. The AIDS pandemic has claimed their parents, their aunts, and their uncles. What is life like for these children? Who do they care for, and who cares for them?
Come and meet them. They might surprise you.

Royalties from this book will be donated to UNICEF

Awards and Nominations:

  • Winner, Book Link Best Book for the Classroom (2005)
  • Winner, School Library Journal Best Book of 2005
  • American Library Association Notable Children's Books - Older Readers (2006)
  • Runner-up, National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award (2005)
  • Shortlist, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award (2006)
  • Finalist, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction (2006)
  • Shortlist, Red Maple Award for Non-fiction (2007)
  • Nominee, Garden State Teen Book Awards (2008)

From the catalogue. Read more about Our Stories, Our Songs at the Fitzhenry & Whiteside website.