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The reason I jump : one boy's voice from the silence of autism

By: Higashida, Naoki Mitchell, David(Translated by) Yoshida, Keiko(Translated by)

1444776770 / 9781444776775
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20 cm 178 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Translated from the Japanese This translation originally published: 2013.

The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. 'It will stretch your vision of what it is to be human' Andrew Solomon, The TimesWritten by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children.

Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump.

He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world - other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself.

Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding. David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki's book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little-understood condition.

It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective. The book also features eleven original illustrations, inspired by Naoki's words, by the artistic duo Kai and Sunny.


BGA Autobiography: general, MJNA Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome, VFJB Coping with illness & specific conditions

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