Red Ribbon

Weeks, S., & Greene, J. (1995). Red ribbon. New York: Laura Geringer Book.

Jenny is eight and she has a neighbor who she knows is sick. Whenever she asks her mother about the neighbor her mother says Jenny needs to be caring- and wear a red ribbon. The red ribbon is the ribbon for AIDS.

Genre: Concept, Picturebook

Grades: K-6th

Audience: Parents, Teachers, Students

I would give this book a three. I had no idea it was about AIDS until reading the part at the back of the book explaining what the red ribbon stood for. However, I do like the message of the book and how Jenny knows almost nothing about her neighbor and his illness.

What other ribbons have you seen like this one and what are they for?

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