Different Like Me
48 pages, 6 x 9 1/4
Full colour illustrations throughout
Release Date:01 Jun 2005

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Different Like Me introduces children aged 8 to 12 years tofamous, 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 hisautism heroes, from Albert Einstein, Dian Fossey and Wassily Kandinskyto Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, amongothers. All excel in different fields, but are united by the fact thatthey 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, particularlychildren with autism, their parents, teachers, carers and siblings

Jennifer Elder is assistant editor in an establishedbook publishing company. She and her husband have two sons, one of whomhas ASD. You can read more about their family in the memoirsSixpence House and Not Even Wrong.
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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