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My Brother Charlie (edition 2010)

by Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, Holly Robinson Peete, Shane Evans (Illustrator)

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Title:My Brother Charlie
Authors:Holly Robinson Peete
Other authors:Ryan Elizabeth Peete, Holly Robinson Peete, Shane Evans (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:easy, disability, autism, gr. k-3, siblings

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In an honest, simple narrative, young Callie talks about how much she loves her autistic twin brother, Charlie, and how much they share. As she explains what autism is and how her family cares for Charlie, she also speaks frankly about challenges. The illustrations, show the loving connections in Callie’s family, as well as the tension and anger. Charlie does so many things well: he plays the piano, for example. Sometimes he supports his sister, and he has an incredible bond with their dog. Still, “there are days when it’s hard to be Charlie’s sister. . . . Sometimes he can ruin the best playdates; other times he won’t speak.” Warm but never sentimental. ( )
  POAC-Autism-Services | Jan 1, 2016 |
This is about a boy named Charlie, who is autistic. His sister explains there may not things he is good at but there are things that he is good at.

Ages 3-8
  chris44615 | Nov 30, 2015 |
The book is about a girl who has a brother with autism, but she treats him as a human being
Ages 3-6
Pierce College Library
  Andresbenitez | Nov 30, 2015 |
This is a very inspirational book. It shows how children with autism may seem different, but also how amazing they are. I would certainly want to use this book in the classroom to promote autism awareness. ( )
  ashleypierce | Nov 29, 2015 |
Charlie has autism. This book explained what autism was and the characteristics of it in a simple way. It showed how Charlie acted and thought differently. This would be a great book to use to explain autism to children of a young age. They might not understand the word but could understand some of the concept. ( )
  hspanier | Nov 29, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545094666, Hardcover)

From bestselling author and actress Holly Robinson Peete--a heartwarming story about a boy who happens to be autistic, based on Holly's son, who has autism.

"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows.

Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:36 -0400)

A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.

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