Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

by Jennifer Elder
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846424663
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
393,040
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

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.
Marc Thomas is an illustrator and painter based in Oregon. He studied Fine Art at The Academy of Arts College, San Francisco and has exhibited his work in various small galleries, clubs and cafes.

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