Monday, September 24, 2012

Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery-ADVISABLE

Montgomery, Sy, Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012. Pgs. 148. INFORMATION.

When Temple Grandin was born, she was unresponsive. As a toddler, she threw violent tantrums, but never said a word. Her father wanted to put her in a mental institution, but her mother believed in her. For that reason, she was able to go to school. Years later, she was diagnosed with autism and devoted her life to not only creating cruelty-free animal environments for animals, but also being a passionate advocate for autism. Because of her we not only understand animals better, but autism as well.

A good layout for older students, the text in informative and fascinating. The photos are complementary to the text. The index in the back is helpful for those doing a report as well as the additional resources provided. Readers who like biographies or are interested in autism will enjoy reading this book. EL(4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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