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My Brother is Autistic (Let's Talk About It Books)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
The sensitively written " Let s Talk About It Books " encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, deal with problems that trouble them, and understand others who have problems of their own. Each title speaks to a particular concern that children might encounter in the course of growing up. All books in this series have appealing color ...more
Paperback, 31 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Barron's Educational Series (first published September 19th 2008)
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Dec 08, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
My son has autism and this book showed him some similarities between himself and the character in the book.
Nor Azzah
Oct 04, 2016 Nor Azzah rated it it was amazing
Read it with my son who is 10 years old. He read the story aloud to let him practice the pronounciation of every single word in the story. I'll then explain the meaning of any words that he can't understand.

The story is simple, good and indirectly explaining about autistic person. New knowledge for him and me too. Respect others.
Brittany Upshaw
The story, "My Brother is Autistic", is a very great read. It describes the lives of two of the main characters, Billy and his brother. Billy is the brother who has autism. Throughout the story Billy's brother describes both of their lives at school. While at school Billy's brother is at first embarrassed at some of Billy's behaviors; he's really overall embarrassed to be Billy's brother. Like most stories about individuals with disabilities,this story shared some things that one may display if ...more
Nicole Santiago
From the "Let's Talk About It" Series, My Brother is Autistic is a realistic fiction picture book that centers on autism. The narrator introduces the reader to autism through stories about his brother, Billy. Billy is commonly misunderstood by his schoolmates due to the different ways that he communicates and reacts to stimuli. The narrator is sometimes embarrassed by his brother's behavior, but wishes that more people knew about Autism so that people might give "kids like Billy a chance!" The ...more
Wendy Fontenot
Oct 15, 2013 Wendy Fontenot rated it did not like it
Book Title: My Brother is Autistic by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

Short description of the book: Billy who suffers from autism, embarrasses the main character. His teacher guides him to be accepting of Billy’s behaviors as he realizes others with autism are successful.

FOCUS: Informational text features I would use in a mini-lesson:

1) I would use this book to demonstrate the over usage of the word “that” as I teach editing practices.

2) It would also be a good reference for teaching comma usage with co
The characteristics of autism are varied, but this is still a good introductory book for children. A lot of siblings are portrayed as being embarassed, and that is unfortunate. It's not easy having a sibling with special needs, but I've noticed that my kids have developed an uncanny ability, and often willingness, to understand and work with others with disabilities, and that is awesome. More exposure the better - for everyone.

I do wish she had chosen the title "My Brother Has Autism" instead. I
I loved this book! I do not have a child with autism but one with special needs. What I like about this book is not so much focusing on the child who is autistic but his brother's feelinOften nnn as parents we standb up for are children and to beat the stigma surrounding something like autism. However, I think their siblings if they have any are often made to stand up for these values as well....which is a wonderful thing but they are young too and they need help understanding their own emotions ...more
Jul 28, 2009 Rachel rated it liked it
Sensitive view of Autism from a siblings perspective. Very text heavy, not much of a plot and some of it unrealistic like a teacher who knows just the right thing to do and a local autistic basketball star. Pictures are nice but use muddy colors and there is a lot going on in them, lots of other items that often don't relate to the action and a just added in the background, also a little drum on the side and by the text is distracting and not tied in until almost the end.
Sep 18, 2013 Kerry rated it really liked it
My Brother is Autistic is a lovely book that deals with the difficulties siblings often face when they have a brother/sister with Autism. The authors sensitively approaches the topic from both the perspective of the sibling and the child with autism, making this a very useful tool for parents, teachers or psychologists like myself. Beautifully written and nicely illustrated.
Emily Augustus --Louisville KY
This can be a good book for students who have siblings with autism, or even for students without. It teaches diversity and acceptance in an easily understandable way for young children.
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This is a book that describes how people with autism may react during different situations.
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