The Book

This unique book, a blend of color photography and narrative, offers a rare glimpse into the lives of children affected by AIDS in Africa. You will learn about some remarkable people and discover how one individual -- or a community -- can dramatically change the course of a child's life.

Face to Face: Children of the AIDS Crisis in Africa will move and inspire you and empower you to act. All profits from the book will go to organizations that help African children.

"Ruthann Richter and Karen Ande have given a new voice and face to this pandemic, which continues to destroy the hopes, dreams, and lives of children. Through compelling and poignantly informed stories and narratives and incredibly sensitive and touching portraits of children, families, providers and communities, Richter and Ande remind us, in a deeply personal way, how important HIV remains in Africa and beyond." -- Philip Pizzo, MD, Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine and a specialist in pediatric HIV.

"Africa has been blessed and cursed to an extreme. Cursed like Job with disease, habitat destruction, colonial depredations, and corrupt governments. Blessed with people of extraordinary resilience and strength. This book showcases both -- the curse of HIV and the heartbreaking orphans it has created, and the blessing and inspiration of the children themselves and the heroes who try to save them. This is an immensely moving book." -- Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Neurology, and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University and author of A Primate's Memoir.

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Order by phone: 800-326-2671

Hope Publishing House
P.O. Box 60008
Pasadena, CA 91116

If you live in in San Francisco, the book is available at:
Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA
(near Glen Park BART station)
Phone: 415-586-3733