I've never been afraid of the dark...but that doesn't mean I wanted to live in it. And maybe everyone wants what they can't have, but I should've thought it over before I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world. Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes. Number Two is mostly gentle. But it's the other side of him I like best. The wild side. Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg. It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That's it. That's all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. I just didn't expect to like them.
Author: MK Czerwiec
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. Taking Turns pulls back the curtain on life in the ward. A shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients, Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people who cared for them. This graphic novel combines Czerwiec’s memories with the oral histories of patients, family members, and staff. It depicts life and death in the ward, the ways the unit affected and informed those who passed through it, and how many look back on their time there today. Czerwiec joined Unit 371 at a pivotal time in the history of AIDS: deaths from the syndrome in the Midwest peaked in 1995 and then dropped drastically in the following years, with the release of antiretroviral protease inhibitors. This positive turn of events led to a decline in patient populations and, ultimately, to the closure of Unit 371. Czerwiec’s restrained, inviting drawing style and carefully considered narrative examine individual, institutional, and community responses to the AIDS epidemic—as well as the role that art can play in the grieving process. Deeply personal yet made up of many voices, this history of daily life in a unique AIDS care unit is an open, honest look at suffering, grief, and hope among a community of medical professionals and patients at the heart of the epidemic.
When children start mixing with others, at nursery school or playgroup, they have to learn how to behave and how to resolve conflicts. The simple stories in the 'Growing Up' series feature typical conflicts, and show how good behaviour promotes happiness.
Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.
A high quality, all-colour hardback book incorporating two happy, messy stories about life in Teletubbyland. Little Lamb: One day in Teletubbyland, a sad little lamb appears from far away. Taking Turns: The Teletubbies are taking it in turns to wear the tutu skirt, then do their special skirt dances.
The latest and second series in this beautiful and fun board book format provides a fun way to teach kids about interacting with each other! Entitled GETTING ALONG WITH OTHERS, this series includes four titles, SHARING, LISTENING, HELPING and TAKING TURNS. The four books, with their bright colours and engaging editorial explore the themes with accessible concepts, gorgeous Karen Carter illustrations and beautiful cover treatments!