Flash Review: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

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The Bookseller Cynthia Swanson HarperCollins Publishers Release Date:  March 3, 2015 ISBN 978-0-06-233300-1 Thirty-eight year old Kitty Miller is pretty satisfied with her life thus far.  Sure, things could be better.  The bookstore that she runs with her best friend, Frieda, is struggling.  She’s still single with no real prospects in sight, and she lives [….]

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida

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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism Naoki Higashida Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell Random House First English Edition:  August 27, 2013 ISBN 978-0-8129-9486-5 Autism is an umbrella term for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) a group of complex disorders of brain development characterized by difficulties in social [….]

A New Stage for Shakespeare

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From The Dispatch.com: OSU study introduces autistic children to the Bard to improve their social skills Shakespeare’s The Tempest isn’t the most realistic play, with a plot involving a magic-induced storm and a character who is half-devil. But the fantastic tale and exaggerated emotions, some people think, can help children with autism in everyday life. [….]