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My daughter received the book, My Brother Charlie, for review from Scholastic Canada. This book was written by bestselling Author, Holly Robinson Peete, who is also an actress and national autism spokesperson. For My Brother Charlie, she paired with her daughter, Ryan, to co-author this uplifting book based on their own personal experiences with Holly’s son and Ryan’s Twin brother, RJ, who was diagnosed with autism at age three.

Book Synopsis:
Callie is very proud of her brother Charlie. He’s good at so many things — swimming, playing the piano, running fast. And Charlie has a special way with animals, especially their dog, Harriett.
But sometimes Charlie gets very quiet.
His words get locked inside him, and he seems far away.
Then, when Callie and Charlie start to play, Charlie is back to laughing, holding hands, having fun.
Charlie is like any other boy – and he has autism.
In this story, told from a sister’s point of view, we meet a family whose oldest son teaches them important lessons about togetherness, hope, tolerance, and love.

My Brother Charlie is certainly one informational and remarkable book that I am happy to include in my daughters’ library. As a person that used to work with children and adults with Autism, I know how hard it can be for kids to comprehend the qualities, behaviors and moods of a person with Autism. I think it’s important for all people, kids included, to understand the differences while also embracing the love that lies within a person with Autism {though it just may not shown in expected ways}. Though my daughter seems to be too young to fully comprehend the meaning behind this book, she likes the idea of showing love in your own unique way. I’m sure when she’s older, she will better understand the real idea behind the book. Whether in a home setting, school or office – My Brother Charlie is beautifully written and certainly helps understand how Autism can affect all members of the family.

Aside from the inspiring messages in this book, it’s also important to know that Holly and her husband {former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete} founded the
HollyRod4Kids Foundation – an organization dedicated to helping children with Autism gain access to affordable treatments and therapies.

{@HollyRod4kids on Twitter}

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review post, opinions are my own.

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  2. I might need to check this book out with having at least one person in the house with autism and at least one not diagnosed yet it might be helpful.

  3. Wow! This book sounds perfect to help teach my children about autism since we know multiple children who are autistic. Thank you for reviewing it.

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