Teen Topics–Autism

Do you have a classmate, a family member, or friend with autism? Check out this list of books with different perspectives on autism and its related disorders available at the Des Moines Public Library.

Colin Fischer

by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate’s birthday celebration, Colin is the only for the investigation. It’s up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin’s frequent tormenter, didn’t bring the gun to school. Goodreads

A copy of this book is available at the Des Moines Public Library.

 

A Certain October

A Certain October

by Angela Johnson

Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it’s true that Scotty’s friends, Misha and Falcone, and her brother, Keone, make life delicious. But when a terrible accident occurs, Scotty feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew, and the world goes wrong. She cannot tell what is a dream and what is real. Her friends are having a hard time getting through to her and her family is preoccupied with their own trauma. But the prospect of a boy, a dance, and the possibility that everything can fall back into place soon help Scotty realize that she is capable of adding her own flavor to life. Goodreads

A copy of this book is available at the Des Moines Public Library.

 

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