Book Recommendation


The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Once again a certain book caught my eye at the library that I read and now want to recommend. It is written by a thirteen-year-old boy who is diagnosed with Autism and the entire book was written through the use of a communication board. In the book he answers a series of “frequently asked questions” that address behaviors, aspects, and stereotypes commonly associated to people who are on the spectrum.

It is a quick and easy read, but valuable because I think it will help me (and possibly you) in times when I experience difficulty establishing a connection to some of my students or if I ever begin to feel my patience becoming weak.

A few of the topics he addresses may be associated to questions you always wondered about but were too afraid to ask which I found helpful and interesting.


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