Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

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Overview

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder, Marc Thomas

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: 9781843108153
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2005
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 297,246
Product dimensions: 8.03(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Albert Einstein. Dian Fossey. Andy Warhol. Benjamin Banneker. Andy Kaufman. Wassily Kandinsky. Julia Bowman Robinson. Piet Mondrian. Alan Turing. Sophie Germain. Lewis Carroll. Isaac Newton. Nikola Tesla. Paul Erdos. Glenn Gould. Immanuel Kant. Barbara McClintock. Joseph Cornell. Hans Christian Andersen. Temple Grandin.

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