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My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete

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
Tags:easy, disability, autism, gr. k-3, siblings

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My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete




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This book is a great way for children to see disabilities, like autism, in a positive way. Many times people think about disabilities in a negative way. I really enjoyed when the author wrote, "Charlie has autism. But autism doesn't have Charlie. If you ever get to meet my brother, you'll feel lucky to be his friend." I think this encourages young readers to get to know people who have disabilities instead of thinking of them as "different". The central messages are disabilities and family.

Summary: Even though Callie and Charlier are twins, they aren't exactly the same. Sometimes Charlie would get quit and no one would understand why. As they became older, Charlie still acted weird sometimes. Mom decided to take him to the doctor to figure out why. The doctor examined Charlie and found that he has autism. Even though it's hard at times to have a brother who doesn't always follow directions, loving him is still very easy. ( )
  ahanch1 | Oct 15, 2014 |
I feel like this was an extremely valuable book for children of any age. The main idea of this story is that even thought someone may be different, whether it be a disability or not, they can still be a good, nice person. The book itself is about a girl and her perspective of her autistic brother. At first she doesn’t understand why he doesn’t act the same way she does but she loves him anyway. This shows the reader that even though someone might be different doesn’t mean you can enjoy his or her company. As the book progresses the little girl find out why her brother acts differently. Instead of being upset, she embraces her brother’s difference and tries to help him learn the correct ways to show his emotions. ( )
  bfried10 | Sep 16, 2014 |
I really liked this book. It took the perspective of a young girl named Callie who has a brother, Charlie, with autism. The book takes a look into the challenges that are faced by having a family member with autism. I found the characters in the story were very well-rounded. Callie shares both her positive thoughts of Charlie, as well as her negative feelings. Callie expresses all of the things that Charlie can do, but also expresses that there are times it's hard to be Charlie's sister. Along with this, the book also pushes the reader to focus on tough topics like having a sibling with autism. Although there may be many challenges, there is so much one can learn and admire as well. For example, as Charlie plays with Callie, she learns “that love doesn’t always come from what you say. It can also come from what you do." Overall, the big idea of the book is to find the good in others and admire them for who they are and all they have to give, just as Callie does with her twin brother, Charlie. ( )
  KendraEscalona | Sep 15, 2014 |
A sweet book about twins. One has autism, the other does not. The little girl works to overcome the ability difference of her brother.
Pierce College Library
  Katrinaalyn | May 18, 2014 |
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.
Ages: 2-5
Source: ECE Pierce College Library.
  kavy | May 10, 2014 |
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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:21 -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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