Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Julia Bowman Robinson
Hans Christian Andersen
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