"Different Like Me is a book describing the lives of various people who found it difficult to fit into society. There are both famous and historical people who found it difficult to fit into society. There are both famous and historical people who all excelled in their chosen fields. It is beautifully illustrated and starts with an introduction to Quinn, who describes what it feels like to be different from others-to be, in fact, autistic.
The famous people include Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Sir Isaac Newton and gives brief pen portraits of their lives, difficulties they encountered and their achievements.
The book is written with children between the ages of eight and twelve years in mind, and could be a useful resource for explaining some of the effects of autism and the feeling of not fitting in or belonging.
It offers good role models and will encourage those children with low self-esteem that they, too, can achieve great things." ---Support for Learning
Introduces children aged 8 to 12 years to famous, inspirational figures from the world of science, art, literature, philosophy and comedy who sometimes found it difficult to fit in.See all Editorial Reviews
I didn't realize that this book - for children - celebrated a known child molester: Lewis Carroll. It's incredibly disgusting.Published 7 days ago by ShellyMom
So good for Autistic children to know how many famous people had Autism and had wonderful, fruitful lives.Published 25 days ago by Robert Thomas Sr.
Encouraging to those that really could use some. I like telling people about the people we learned about. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ginny
My autistic godson and his father loved this book. I really enjoyed it as well. It's great to find so many positive role-models in a single book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz
I didn't know so many famous people were considered Autistic and or had a learning disorder.Published 4 months ago by Elizabeth Ladd
This book is just incredible. So often autistic children can feel alone, like there's no one else like them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mosquitohawk
This book was a big help in a time when my son was losing his confidence in himself. He was starting to notice that he was different from others,but wasn't sure if it was a good... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shannon A
Purchased this for my 10 old grandson who has Asperger's. I want him to realize that others who have walked this same road have gone on and accomplished great things.Published 9 months ago by maisy