About the book

Positive is a story about Paige Rawl, who is an all-american girl who was born HIV Positive. When classmates found out, she began to be bullied because of her HIV status. Paige is a pageant winner, cheer leader, and soccer player who suddenly finds herself being homeschooled when her administrators failed to protect her. She decides to take a bad situation and turn it into something good. She becomes a national youth speaker, starts a new school, and continues her life by not letting HIV define who she is!

POSITIVE became a Today Show's Book Club Pick. 

Positive was chosen as a Junior Library Guild book.

POSITIVE also was nominated for the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Award.

positive won the 2017 Joan f. Kaywell: books saves lives award. 

If you reading this, are in the middle of your own darkness, hold tight. Your own people are out there — those friends who will love you for exactly who you are. When you find them, you’ll laugh harder than you ever imagined. That laughter will fill all the nooks and crannies of your heart, all those places where pain had been.
— Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl