My Brother Charlie - Holly Robinson Peete & Ryan Elizabeth Peete

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Brother Charlie 
by Holly Robinson Peete & Ryan Elizabeth Peete
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Callie and her brother Charlie are twins.  They have always been together.  They enjoy many of the same things and activities.  However, there is something very different about Charlie.  Charlie's mommy worried about him.  One day a doctor confirmed her worries and told them Charlie had autism.  Callie and her mommy love Charlie very much and want to help him.

My Brother Charlie is a deeply personal reflection on the life of a child with autism.  Written from the point of view of his sister, we're told of the aches and longings of family members who love Charlie who has autism.  The book is a great educational tool to help others {especially children} understand autism.  The illustration is just lovely and help depict the warmth of Callie and her mother's love for Charlie.

I highly recommend adding this to your personal library and recommend your local library add it as well.  {I will be asking our local library if they intend to add it to their collection on our weekly trip!}


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