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All About My Brother

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  12 reviews
This is an invaluable contribution to helping typically developing children understand that a child with autism is a child first, and is someone interesting to know. Sarah gives insight into the sibling relationship in a way only a child can do it. Through her simple depictions of her brother Evan s everyday behavior, Sarah encourages others to approach autism without fear ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published September 15th 2002 by Autism Asperger Publishing Co,US (first published September 2nd 2002)
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All About My Brother – An eight-year-old sister’s introduction to her brother who has autism – by Sarah Peralta – Really appreciate how this book presents the perspective of living with a sibling who has autism. Helps explain one type of autism. I shared this book with my son. We talked about different levels of autism, how he’s already interacted for years with children that have autism, and how sometimes it isn’t a noticeable/recognizable thing… I’m so excited about a book coming out that addr ...more
Anna Korroch
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I think that this book is very heart-warming. It was written by an eight year old girl, about her brother who has autism. She tells the story of the struggles and joys of everyday life for her family. I have a cousin with autism, so this book was very relative to my life. I was touched by her positive outlook and the unconditional love that she has for her brother. She was also very mature and had a good understanding of her brother's condition.

I think that this woul
What's the best way to learn more about a child with Autism? Through a sibling of theirs, of course! All About My Brother is a colorful book written by an eight year old with intentions to educate the world on what life is like growing up with a sibling who has been diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder. Each page is illustrated with Sarah's, the young writer, drawings which are followed up with a short text explaining more about her and her brother Evan's daily lives. While this lit ...more
Latifah Williams
This is an excellent reader for students. It is especially great if students are inclusive classrooms or schools that children with severe disabilities. This story is written from the perspective of 8 year old, Sarah, who little brother, Evan, has autism. The main idea of the story was to educate individuals on autism and some of the symptoms/ effects. This is important because it is written from an eight year old perspective, so it is easy for young children to understand. This is a great book ...more
This book is really cute. It's written and illustrated by 8 year old Sarah Peralta, and tells about her brother with autism. She tells about the quirky things he does and how much fun she has with him. Her family worked hard to make this a teaching tool for children who have a sibling with a disability. It comes with a letter from her parents, forewords from professionals in the field, and a section suggesting how this book be used to best help the child reading it. Sarah does a great job highli ...more
Rebecca Hernandez
Teaches children how there are different types of autism and that there are always different ways on handling it.
Deb Carter
A sister writes about what is like to have a brother who has autism. It is a great perspective.
Maria Bulfamante
A great book to get to know what autism is. I really liked this book to!
This is a good book.
Victoria Clay
I thought this book was unique in that it gave insight into how the siblings of children with a disablity feel about it. I love that it was written by a child as well. I think this book could serve so many purposes. It could serve as an inspiration for students to write their own books. It could serve as a conversation starter for discussing children with disabilities and what their lives are like. I think it is a must-have in the classroom.
Alana Arlequin
This book is so heart-warming! I love it. A little girl talks about her brother EVan who has autism. She talks about the things that he like to do, such as wear clothes. The illustartions are great as well. The children will love it.
Janet Leszl
This appears to be a children's book but some of the content is a bit too complex for the intended target audience in my opinion.
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