Friday, July 3, 2015

M is for Autism by The Students of Limpsfield Grange School, Vicky Martin

This is a fiction story about a 13 year old girl with autism.  The  book was written by an author in collaboration with a group of autistic girls who go to a school for girls with autism.  The girls did all the artwork.  Most of the story is told from the point of view of the girl, who has nicknamed herself "M", but parts are also told from her mother's point of view.  M explains how difficult it is to be in crowds and loud situations and how confusing it can be and how she really wants to be normal, but her anxiety makes it hard to cope.  I think that children, parents and teachers will all benefit from reading this book.  It does a great job of explaining how girls with autism feel.  I received this book free to review from Netgalley.

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