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Ryan White (1972–1990) Research Paper

BACKGROUND

Ryan White became a hero to many and a model of courage and inspiration to young AIDS patients during his valiant struggle against the disease which finally took his life in April 1990. White, a hemophiliac, contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion and was subsequently barred from attending school in Kokomo, Indiana. He and his mother, Jeanne, sued the school system and won.

BROWSE FOR BOOKS ON THE SHELF USING THESE CALL NUMBERS

Biography section under White, Ryan

LOOK UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS IN THE CATALOG (CARD OR COMPUTER)

White, Ryan

AIDS (Disease)—Patients

REFERENCE BOOKS THAT MAY HELP (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

Facts on File

Newsmakers: The People behind Today’s Headlines. Gale, 1990.

PERIODICAL INDEXES TO SEARCH (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries

InfoTrac

NewsBank and other newspaper indexes

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

WILSONDISC

ONLINE DATABASES TO SEARCH

Internet

Dialog

KEY WORDS AND DESCRIPTORS FOR PERIODICAL INDEX AND ONLINE SEARCHES

White, Ryan

VIDEOTAPE ON THIS TOPIC

Understanding AIDS: What Teens Need to Know. Sunburst Communications, 1988.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Ryan White National Teen Education Program, C/O Athletes and Entertainers for Kids, P.O. Box 191, Bldg. G, Gardena, CA 90248–0191.

SUGGESTIONS FOR NARROWING THIS TOPIC

Discuss Ryan White’s celebrity friendships with Elton John, Michael Jackson, Phil Donahue, Greg Louganis, and others.

Discuss Ryan White’s impact on public awareness of the AIDS crisis.

Investigate Ryan White’s attempts to remain in school after his diagnosis.

Why is Ryan White considered a hero?

SUGGESTIONS FOR RELATED TOPICS

AIDS in children

AIDS babies

Hemophilia

Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1992.

This RESEARCH TOPIC GUIDE is intended to help the library user find information and materials on a particular topic in many sources throughout the library. Resources on this topic are not limited to those described and availability will depend upon the individual library. Feel free to ask a librarian for assistance.

06/11/2012

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