No One Needed to Know

No One Needed to Know

by D. G. Driver

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Overview

Heidi’s brother, Donald, is 16 and Autistic. She has always loved playing with him, but now she's 11 and her life is changing. She’s embarrassed to have her brother around and tries not to tell anyone about him. High school boys bully him. When the kids at her school find out about him, she gets bullied too.

It’s not fair. No one seems to understand.

But Heidi needs to understand too. She can't change her brother, but she can change how she feels about him, and she can get people to see why her brother is special.

Winner of the 2017 Literary Classics Seal of Approval, 2017 Human Relations Indie Book Awards - Gold Medal for Special Needs Awareness, 2017 Literary Classics - Silver Medal for Preteen Fiction, 2017 Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Award for Special Needs Awareness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692829134
Publisher: D. G. Driver
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Pages: 138
Sales rank: 979,623
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

D. G. Driver is an award-winning author of Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction and member of SCBWI. Her other books include Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Award winner Cry of the Sea, Whisper of the Woods, Echo of the Cliffs and Passing Notes. She also has short fiction in a number of anthologies and some nonfiction published under the name Donna Getzinger. She lives near Nashville and is a teacher in an inclusive classroom of typically developing and special needs children in an Early Intervention program. When she's not writing or teaching, she might be found singing and acting in a local community theater musical with members of her talented family.

Learn more about her at: www.dgdriver.com

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1. It's Always "No" 1 2. Bullies 9 3. The Girls 13 4. Friday After 21 5. The Notes 29 6. My Turn to be Mean 35 7. At the Movies 43 8. Nowhere to Go 51 9. A Teenage Makeover 58 10. Not Like My Brother 65 11. Hiding 71 12. At the Dance 78 13. A Surprising Night 85 14. Monday Morning 96 15. What It's Like to be Special 106 16. Teaching and Learning 114 17. Someone Gets it Right 122 18. Yes 125 Author's Note and Resources 127

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