Passing On Life: The Story of a Sixteen-year-old Mother with HIV

AuthorKenji Goto
PublisherChoubunsha Publishing
ISBN978 - 4811384740
Estimated length97P
Size212 × 150 mm
In the Republic of Estonia in northern Europe, there is a town on the Russian border called Narva, which is considered to be the ‘epicenter’ of the Estonian HIV epidemic. In this town lives 16-year-old Natasha, who got pregnant at 15, and is raising her baby, constantly in fear of mother-to-child HIV transmission…


  1. The AIDS Awareness Campaign
  2. AIDS Spreading in a Beautiful Country
  3. CVisiting the ‘Epicenter of AIDS’
  4. A 16-year-old Mother with HIV
  5. People Who Will Not Give Up
  6. Revisiting the Mother and Daughter
  7. C“You Will Not Be Alone”
  8. To Reduce Victims of AIDS

About the Author

Born in 1967 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Kenji Goto worked as a freelance journalist and photographer until his sudden death at the hands of ISIS in January 2015. His 2005 book on child soldiers in Africa, I Want Peace More than Diamonds (Daiyamondo Yori Heiwa ga Hoshii) – an installment in a series – won the Sankei Children’s Book Award. His three other titles in the series are Passing On Life: The Story of a Sixteen-Year-Old Mother with HIV; Prayers of Rwanda: The Story of a Family Who Lived Through the Civil War; and If I Could Go to School: The Story of a Young Girl in Afghanistan. Kenji also contributed to Japanese television broadcasters NHK and TV Asahi. He worked tirelessly as a journalist to raise awareness of civilian suffering in war zones and continues to inspire many through his previous tweets (@kenjigotoip), which have gone viral. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


PublicationDecember, 2007