Earthshine by Theresa Nelson

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Slim watches over her father, a disarmingly charismatic man, as his struggle with AIDS reaches its climax.
 

About Theresa Nelson

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Theresa Nelson has written six other books for young readers, and at least six as-of-yet-unproduced screenplays. Four of her novels have been cited as Best Books of the Year by "School Library Journal: The 25[ Miracle, And One for All, The Beggar's Ride, " and "Earthshine, " a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book.She lives in Sherman Oaks, California, and is married to actor Kevin Cooney. They are the parents of three grown sons.
 
Published October 1, 1994 by Orchard Books (NY). 182 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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A support group with other young people (notably Isaiah, 11, whose pregnant mother contracted AIDS from his dad, who's now dead) provides contrasting scenarios and a warm community whose vulnerability is highlighted when neo-Nazis invade their fund- raising fair.

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Nelson captures less dramatic episodes with equal poignancy, describing, for example, Mack's generous spirit toward the man who beats him out for an important acting role, in part because Mack looks sick, or Mack's efforts to eat the meals Larry devotedly prepares.

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