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Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss and What I Learned

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"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.

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In graphic art format, describes the friendship between two roommates on the MTV show "Real World", one of whom died of AIDS.

Synopsis:

Pedro Zamora changed lives.When the HIV-positive AIDS educator appeared on MTVs The Real World: San Francisco, he taught millions of viewers about being gay and living with AIDS. Pedros roommate on the show was Judd Winick, who created Pedro and Me to honor Pedro Zamora, his friend and teacher and an unforgettable human being. First published in 2000, Pedro and Me was a graphic novel pioneer. Its moving portrait of friendship and its urgent message have already reached thousands of people. Now, Pedros story is reintroduced to todays graphically focused culture with a gorgeous, eye-catching new cover and a foreword from Judd.

Synopsis:

"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.

About the Author

Judd Winick has been cartooning professionally since age 16. He illustrated the Complete Idiot's Guide series, and wrote and illustrated the series Road Trip, which was nominated for an Eisner Award (comics' highest honor). Judd Winick lives in San Francisco with former Real World housemate, now life partner, Pam Ling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805064032
Subtitle:
Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned
Author:
Winick, Judd
Author:
Winnick, Judd
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Issues/Death
Subject:
Dying
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Daily Living/Diseases, Illnesses
Subject:
Injuries
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Health & Daily Living/Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 13
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.13 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
from 14 up to 19

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"Synopsis" by , In graphic art format, describes the friendship between two roommates on the MTV show "Real World", one of whom died of AIDS.
"Synopsis" by ,
Pedro Zamora changed lives.When the HIV-positive AIDS educator appeared on MTVs The Real World: San Francisco, he taught millions of viewers about being gay and living with AIDS. Pedros roommate on the show was Judd Winick, who created Pedro and Me to honor Pedro Zamora, his friend and teacher and an unforgettable human being. First published in 2000, Pedro and Me was a graphic novel pioneer. Its moving portrait of friendship and its urgent message have already reached thousands of people. Now, Pedros story is reintroduced to todays graphically focused culture with a gorgeous, eye-catching new cover and a foreword from Judd.
"Synopsis" by , "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.

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