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Jenna Bush
writing book about HIV-positive mom

Jenna Bush
writing book about HIV-positive mom

First daughter Jenna Bush is writing a nonfiction book for young adults, Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope, that will center on a 17-year-old single mother who is HIV-positive.

Based on her experiences working for the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF, the book will be published this fall by HarperCollins.

''I have been inspired by my work with adolescents in Central and South America,'' Jenna Bush said in a statement released by her publisher on Tuesday. ''These young people have faced extreme hardships and exclusion but are strong in spirit and have an incredible will to succeed. Through their stories it is my hope to motivate young Americans to increase their awareness of other young people around the world: to learn about the challenges they face, how they triumph over adversity, and to become involved in helping them.''

Financial terms were not disclosed, although bidding had reportedly topped $300,000. Some of the author and publisher proceeds will be donated to the U.S. fund for UNICEF.

Bush, 25, has been a UNICEF intern since fall 2006, working in Argentina, Paraguay, and Panama, where she is now teaching at a shelter.

''We were very moved by Jenna's passion for this project,'' Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books, said in a statement. ''Her message in this book is about hope, involvement, and inclusion, told through one teenager's story of survival and strength.'' (AP)

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