8 March 2015
Shaila Abdullah - A Manual For Marco - Virtual Book Tour
Children's Picture Book
Date Published: February 1, 2015
Living, Learning, and Laughing With an Autistic Sibling
Why does he act that way?
Pages from the diary of an eight-year old girl who decides to make a list of all the things she likes and dislikes about dealing with her autistic brother, and in doing so realizes that she has created A Manual for Marco.
Shaila Abdullah is an award-winning author and designer based in Austin, Texas. She has written five books: Saffron Dreams, Beyond the Cayenne Wall, My Friend Suhana, Rani in Search of a Rainbow, and A Manual for Marco. The author has received several awards for her work including the Golden Quill Award and Patras Bukhari Award for English Language. Several academic institutions have adopted her books as course study or recommended reading, including the University of California, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Boston University, California State University, and George Washington University. Learn more about the author at www.ShailaAbdullah.com
This is a lovely book which helps explain autism from the point of view of the sister of a boy with autism. She decides to write a manual of the special things her brother does. It shows how he likes order and how if things change it affects him. He also is on a special diet. It show how it also affects he sister in that some of her friends are scared of Marco. At the back is a list of things to remember to help making life easier for dealing with Marco from both the sister and Marco's points of view. If you want to understand a child with autism or have a child and want other children to understand this is a book that would be of benefit to read. Understanding the issue helps with coping. Great read.