Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Different Like Me introduces children aged 8 to 12 years to famous, inspirational figures from the world of science, art, math, literature, philosophy and comedy.

Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with Asperger's Syndrome, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, Dian Fossey and Wassily Kandinsky to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, among others. All excel in different fields, but are united by the fact that they often found it difficult to fit in-just like Quinn.

Fully illustrated in colour and written in child-friendly language, this book will be a wonderful resource for children, particularly children with autism, their parents, teachers, carers and siblings.

 

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User Review  - Juliekessler1 - LibraryThing

When I opened this book, I was not expecting what I found. Instead of the pages flowing in order with each other, each page is about one famous person who had Autism. The page next to that is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ajfurman - LibraryThing

Quinn is a boy who feels like he does not fit in. Through this book, Quinn learns about people from history that felt just like Quinn because they have the same struggles as him. I appreciate this ... Read full review

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Contents

About Me
4
Albert Einstein
6
Dian Fossey
8
AndyWarhol
10
Benjamin Banneker
12
Andy Kaufman
14
Wassily Kandinsky
16
Julia Bowman Robinson
18
Isaac Newton
28
Nikola Tesla
30
Paul Erdös
32
Glenn Gould
34
Immanuel Kant
36
Barbara McClintock
38
Joseph Cornell
40
Hans Christian Andersen
42

Piet Mondrian
20
Alan Turing
22
Sophie Germain
24
Lewis Carroll
26
Temple Grandin
44
Further Reading for Children
47
Further Reading for Adults and Advanced Readers
48
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About the author (2005)

Jennifer Elder is assistant editor in an established book publishing company. She and her husband have two sons, one of whom has ASD. You can read more about their family in the memoirs Sixpence House and Not Even Wrong.

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