by Chiara Meijers
Book: The Heaven Shop
Author: Deborah Ellis
1. page 70
" There is a lion in our village now. it is called AIDS. It is carrying away our children. So I want to say today, in front of all of you, that my son died of AIDS, and I loved him. His wife probably died of AIDS before him, and I loved her, too. And I am tired of burying my children."
This relates to my theme, AIDS, and in this part the father has just died. The people are scared to stand up for themselves because of what other people will think about them or do to them. They wont stand up for themselves or for anyone else. They just go with the flow and don't say anything.
2. page 108
'There are a lot of other children on their own. Many were working, selling things, or carrying things on their heads. Others were hanging around, playing some sort of game with each other. Some were laughing, some were begging, some were being chased away by street vendors.'
In this part Binti ran away from their aunts and uncles house and she just got off the bus. she sees all these children, and its unbelievable how here, in Kelowna, there are no little kids who work here or live on the street and beg for money, and in Africa there are so many kids who are homeless and so young. Most of their parents probably died of AIDS or left their kids on the streets because of money problems. But in spite of al this happening to the kids, they are still kids and don't realize that that's not a normal life. It says they were playing some sort of game, they don't have technology so they make up their own games and they are still happy and laughing even though they have nothing.
3. page 126
" We have school two days a week," Memory told Binti the next day. "We used to have it every day, but our teachers kept dying. The teacher we have now travels around between school." "Two days a week isn't much," said Binti. "For nearly a year we didn't have any school"
In this part, Binti made it to her grandmothers house and Memory is telling her that she only has school 2 days a week. Memory says that the teachers kept dying, the only possible reason that they died is AIDS, AIDS spreads around quickly and now it I also effecting their school. We have never experienced that we had less days to go to school or that the teachers were dying.
Evidence to Support my theme
Author: Sudipta bardhan-Quallen
'In Africa over 28 million people have HIV disease or AIDS.'
This supports my theme AIDS, because in my book it says that in the public hospitals people were in a very long line up to see a doctor. There weren't enough doctors, not enough people can effort to go to good school so they don't have a food education, and without a good education you can never become a doctor. Most of the people waiing in the line up was to get checked for AIDS or they already had AIDS. It also says that when its the persons turn to see the doctor, the first thing they do is test them for AIDS.
Book: Aids and health Issues
Author: LeeAnne Gelletly
During the 1960's and 1970's the avaage African could expect to live until the age of 62. However since the 1980's the avarge life span of African citizens has fallen dramatically. By year 2000 life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa had plummed to 47 years. This ties to my my theme because in the book the mother already had died when they were really small, and later in the book the father also dies of AIDS and the kids are still pretty young, and because they are still so young they are now orphans and have to live with other family relatives.
Book: AIDS (deadly diseases throughout history)
Author: Holly Cefrey
Almost 24 million Africans have HIV or AIDS. Another 11000 africans are infected with HIV each day. One million of the nearly 24 million infected Africans are children. The AIDSepidemic has left 11 million African children orphaned. This ties to my theme because in my book the kids are orphaned and are now judged because both of their parents died of AIDS. They stay at their aunts and uncles house and they are even afraid of to touching them because they think if the touch them they might get AIDS and will die.