28th March – 3rd April
This year the Autistic society celebrate their 60 year anniversary. The theme for this year is ‘Acceptance’. The library is displaying a selection of books, and information about autism. We have a QR code to more resources which are available for loan.
Free image taken from Canypic.com
Library display for World Autism Acceptance Week 28th March – 3rd April
Book reviews from a selection of available titles.
‘A boy made of blocks’ by Keith Stuart
“A Boy made of Blocks” Sam is an eight year old boy with autism The story is based on the author’s experiences of his son. It is an heartfelt, poignant and amusing story. It is an number one best seller.
‘Born on a blue day’ by Daniel Tammet
“I was born January 1979 – a Wednesday. I know it was a Wednesday because the date is blue in my mind and Wednesdays are always blue, like the number 9 or the sound of loud voices arguing.”
Quote taken from the synopsis of ‘Born on a blue day’.
Daniel has extraordinary abilities, learning languages in a few days, mathematical skills. He sees numbers and sounds as colours. He has remarkable self awareness and good communication skills and lives a fully independent life. This an inspiring memoir giving insight into the life of a person with autism.
‘The reason I jump’: One boy’s journey from the silence of autism by Naoki Higashida
‘The No. 1 Sunday Times and internationally bestselling account of life as a child with autism, now a documentary film Winner of Best Documentary and Best Sound in the British Independent Film Awards 2021.’
Taken from amazon.co.uk