Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned

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Pedro Zamora changed lives.When the HIV-positive AIDS educator appeared on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco, he taught millions of viewers about being gay and living with AIDS. Pedro’s roommate on the show was Judd Winick, who created Pedro and Me to honor Pedro Zamora, his friend and teacher and an unforgettable human being. First published in 2000, Pedro and Me was a graphic novel pioneer. Its moving portrait of friendship and its urgent message have already reached thousands of people. Now, Pedro’s story is...

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Overview

Pedro Zamora changed lives.When the HIV-positive AIDS educator appeared on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco, he taught millions of viewers about being gay and living with AIDS. Pedro’s roommate on the show was Judd Winick, who created Pedro and Me to honor Pedro Zamora, his friend and teacher and an unforgettable human being. First published in 2000, Pedro and Me was a graphic novel pioneer. Its moving portrait of friendship and its urgent message have already reached thousands of people. Now, Pedro’s story is reintroduced to today’s graphically focused culture with a gorgeous, eye-catching new cover and a foreword from Judd.

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Editorial Reviews

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". . . Winick pays tribute to his Real World housemate and friend Pedro Zamora, an AIDS activist who died of the disease . . ." —A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

"The format . . . is enticing, with images that are effusive and alive . . . Engrossing, wise, and impossibly brave." —Kirkus, starred review

"This is an important book for teens and the adults who care about them." —School Library Journal, starred review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805089646
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 689,073
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JUDD WINICK is an award-winning cartoonist and the creator of the comic series The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius. He also writes for Batman, Green Lantern, and Exiles, and is the creator and producer of the animated series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. He lives in San Francisco.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2007

    PEDRO AND ME

    The Book that I read Pedro and Me. Is about a guy who has AIDS HIV Positive and how he tries to fight it. I think I would recommend this book to people because it has information on how you could learn more about AIDS. It is also about friendship and caring. In this book Pedro has so many people that care for, For example when he was at the hospital his friends were there to comfort him this means they actually did care for him. The good thing about the book it is made cartoons, so actually more people can enjoy reading it even more. I definitely agree that you will laugh and cry because it is such a beautiful and touching story. I have never before read a book with such emotions, and such intensity. I actually enjoyed reading this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2007

    Real Experience

    Pedro and Me Pedro and Me is a really good and teachable book. Judd Winnick wants to let you know his message throughout this book. In this book the most important subject he wants you to know is that no matter what you are or what you have, people will be there for you at all times. Also, he tries to change the lives of others by giving the reader lessons on AIDS throughout his friend Pedro. Who through the series of the Real World Pedro gave lessons on what he was experiencing with HIV positive. This book really teaches you something. I really suggest you if you are interested on being taught by a book by a real experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2007

    Pedro and Me

    In the book Pedro & Me there are mostly two characters they are Judd and Pedro. Pedro is a person who is HIV positive and both Judd and Pedro auditioned to be in the ¿Real World¿. When Judd found out he was going to be living with a person who is HIV positive he freaked out. Their friendship grows and Judd helps Pedro to move on with his support. This is a really interesting book because it shows a lot of values in life and how to deal with difficult situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2001

    A Story of a True Beautiful Freindship

    When I read this book, I hadn't seen the Real World San Fran at all. I had heard about it and seen a reunion with Judd and the other housemates. I heard of the book, and I picked it up, and I couldn't stop reading it until it was done. I definetly agree that you will laugh and cry because it is such a beautiful and touching story. I have never before read a book with such emotions, and such intensity. Even though I hadn't known him, I do feel like I lost a friend after reading that book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2001

    A book with emotion and a message.

    I didn't see the Real World - San Francisco - until late 2000. Almost coincidentally I found out that Pedro Zamora had died, but that Judd Winick had just finished a book about their friendship. I bought it and read it in one setting - just could not put it down. It does a great job of both educating about safe sex, hiv and aids as well as filling in alot of what you didn't see on the Real World episodes. I guarantee you will laugh and cry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2000

    A touching story of a courageous man and his friend...

    This is an amazing tale of two people, their friendship and their lives. Judd Winick does an incredible job of letting the reader feel what he felt. I remember the Real World with Pedro and Judd. I remember when Pedro died and feeling like I had lost a friend. I had the exact same feeling reading this book. The world was better because of Pedro Zamora and reading this book reinforces why.

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