Ryan White: My Own Story by Ryan White

Ryan White: My Own Story

A touching tale of a courageous young man, his battle against fear and hatred, and his fight to educate the public about AIDS. "A story of tragedy and courage that should be reade by all."—Dallas Morning News....

Title:Ryan White: My Own Story
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages

Ryan White: My Own Story Reviews

  • Heather
    Nov 11, 2007
    I had no idea the amount of hate and prejudice Ryan White and his family endured over his AIDS diagnoses. It's unreal to me how cruel his community, neighbors, school and friends were to him and his family. I suppose they were just scared of this killer disease that no one had heard of before and wa...
  • Sharon
    Jan 17, 2008
    I met Ryan White and his mother as he was working the circuit, raising AIDS awareness. AIDS wasn't well understood or even very well known about at all (some people had never heard of it) - it was at CBS, where my stepfather worked for the CBS Morning News at the time. I happened to go in to work wi...
  • Elisha (lishie)
    Jan 18, 2008
    Ryan White came to my Jr. High in FL and I showed him around. I was asked to because I candy striped at a Pediatric Aids Ward In the hospital near me. We really got on well. He was so sweet and appreciated the fact that I was educated on the subject and hoped to educate others. I have done so by con...
  • Jonathan
    Mar 04, 2008
    When I decided to pick up the book, My Own Story, By Ryan White, I felt that it was going to be an okay reading. Only when I started to read into the book, did I realize that I was reading a powerful one. The book is written from the first person perspective of a young teen named Ryan White. Ryan W...
  • Sylvia
    Jun 08, 2008
    This was a sad and powerful to read. This book is about an incredible boy named Ryan White who has AIDS. He had to go through a terrible phase where everybody around him treated him with disrespect just because he has AIDS. This just goes to show how cruel the world is today. Ryan is a very inspirin...
  • Chana
    Mar 01, 2011
    Laughed and cried my way all the way through it. Ryan is such a character and he just makes you laugh all the way through. He is so incredible; he accomplished so much! Not just in fighting the prejudice against people with AIDS, but in everything he did; skateboarding and acting, giving speeches, c...
  • Shaida Hossein
    Jul 25, 2011
    I borrowed this book from a friend, and it took me a while to get into it. No matter the storyline was slow, Ryan's story is inspiring on so many levels. You always hear stories about children having to overcome adversity, well this was Ryan's life from the first day of his life. First he had to dea...
  • Jeanae Tyra
    Apr 24, 2013
    This wasn't a book, it was memory of a small soldier. I now have respect for Elton John more than before and (although I always loved him)...Michael Jackson. Ryan White was a great book and I actually thought about crying(but didn't). I gab it a 5 because he beat AIDS not with a cure or a process, h...
  • Valerie Gonzales
    Jun 06, 2013
    After viewing his room and short story at Indianapolis children's museum I decided to read more, I remembered the tv and papers when I was younger but now wanted to learn more. I read the book and rarely put it down. Here I am 4 1/2 hours later and I am so motivated by this young mans life. He is a ...
  • Ashley
    Mar 08, 2017
    This has been one of my favorite books since i was in 7th grade. I fell in love with Ryan and his not so beautiful story. Ryan White: My Own Story is a non fiction book about Ryan's life and struggles of having AIDS. Ryan White was born with hemophilia. Due to the fact Ryan had hemophilia the medica...

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