Uncle Jerry Has AIDS
Reading Level: Elementary School Age
This AIDS awareness book provides an age appropriate way to inform children about the disease in a realistic yet nonthreatening manner. KT shares the story of her interactions with her Uncle Jerry, who suffers from AIDS. She expresses the fears and feelings children experience when confronted with this life-threatening illness. Uncle Jerry does not address the sexual aspects of AIDS transmission since that is not an issue with this age group. The book is accepted broadly in even the most conservative communities. It is directed toward resolving uninformed prejudices and attitudes toward people suffering from AIDS and has received the highest rating by government agencies.