Different Like Me
48 pages, 6 x 9 1/4
Full colour illustrations throughout
Hardcover
Release Date:01 Jun 2005
ISBN:9781843108153
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Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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

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.
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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