Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes
Jennifer Elder 48 pages/ 2005
Different Like Me introduces children aged 8-12 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 Kandisky 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.