Saturday, April 16, 2011

Books about Autism and Aspergers

I just read Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine.  It's a novel told in first person by a girl with Aspberger's syndrome.  It is also about individuals and a community trying to heal from terrible loss.   It has been recommended for students in 4th through 7th grade, though I think 4th grade is a bit young, and that older students and adults would also enjoy reading it.

This is a link to a list of  books about autism.  

Anything But Typical is also told in first person.   When I read it, I felt that maybe it helped me better understand what life is like for a person with autism.

These are contemporary realistic fiction.