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Different Like Me : My Book of Autism Heroes - Jennifer Elder

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

By: Jennifer Elder, Marc Simon Thomas (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 16th December 2005
ISBN: 9781843108153
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 8+ years old

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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.

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 Note Even Wrong.

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"This book will help inspire kids who are different and shows them that they too can succeed." --Temple Grandin, Associate Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University, and author of Animals in Translation

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.

ISBN: 9781843108153
ISBN-10: 1843108151
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 16th December 2005
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.68  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36

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