The Night the roof fell in

Learning & Teaching Materials
Macmillan Publishers Limited
32 p., illus.

The 'HIV and AIDS Action Readers' aims to promote good health practice through extensive reading. They are designed to help young people to develop the knowledge, attitudes, self-esteem and skills needed to manage their relationships safely and happily, and to cope better with the crisis of HIV and AIDS, which is affecting all communities today. They are suitable for use across the curriculum: in literacy, social studies and science classes, as well as in after- school or community clubs. The readers are at three levels. Within each level there is some development in reading levels and language is controlled. Stories about different aspects of HIV and AIDS are presented with factual information and activities for children. This story tells how one community works together to help Mama Makonde, a grandmother whose children have all died from AIDS. The story has been written to stimulate discussion amongst children about the role of the community in supporting people affected by HIV and AIDS. It concentrates on a positive example of a community effort, based on a true-life incident. The fact pages at the end of the book provide key information about HIV and AIDS and the activities help to develop young people's life skills.

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