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Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express

Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express

By Holly Robinson Peete   and RJ Peete   and Ryan Elizabeth Peete   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545094689 Hardcover
224 Pages | 5.74" x 8.54" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545661560 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Holly Robinson Peete discusses the challenges and triumphs of being a teen with autism

Being a teen is hard enough. But when you have autism-or when your brother or sister is struggling with the condition-life can be challenging. It's one thing when you're a kid in grade school, and a playdate goes south due to autism in a family. Or when you're a little kid, and a vacation or holiday turns less-than-happy because of an autistic family member. But being a teen with autism can get pretty hairy-especially when you're up against dating, parties, sports, body changes, school, and other kids who just don't 'get' you. In this powerful book, teenagers Ryan Elizabeth Peete and her twin brother, Rodney, who has autism, share their up-close-and-personal experiences on what it means to be a teen living with autism. Same But Different, explores the funny, painful, and unexpected aspects of teen autism, while daring to address issues nobody talks about. Same But Different underscores tolerance, love, and the understanding that everybody's unique drumbeat is worth dancing to.

 

Raves & reviews:

Praise for My Brother Charlie

NAACP Image Award Winner

Dolly Gray Award Winner

"My Brother Charlie brilliantly underscores a deep acceptance for those with autism-it is a remarkable and inviting book." -Suzanne and Bob Wright, Co-founders, Autism Speaks

"My Brother Charlie will stand the test of time in the hearts of its readers. Here is a story that rejoices in what it means to be special." -Earvin "Magic" Johnson