4/09/2010

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete


April is Autism Awareness Month

My Brother Charlie 
written by Holly Robinson Peete 
and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
Pictures by Shane W. Evans 
Ages 4 to 8
40 Pages
RV $16.99

About the Book
Advanced Praise for My Brother Charlie
“My Brother Charlie brilliantly underscores a deep acceptance for those with autism – it is a remarkable and inviting book.”  – Suzanne and Bob Wright, Co-founders, Autism Speaks

"My Brother Charlie will stand the test of time in hearts of its readers. Here is a story that rejoices in what it means to be special" - Ervin "MAGIC" Johnson

"My Brother Charlie is a book about how special all children are, and how every one of us can find value in uniqueness of people. Mainly, this book is about hope and love." - Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete

Product Description
This beautifully illustrated story is about an older brother with autism and is told from a sister’s point of view. We learn important lessons such as togetherness, hope, tolerance, and love.

Holly Robinson Peete, bestselling author, actress, and national autism spokesperson, has paired with her daughter, Ryan, to co-author this uplifting book based on their own personal experiences with Holly’s son and Ryan’s brother, RJ, who has autism. Hardcover book retail value $16.99 (Amazon @$11.55)

Watch a Video featuring the Authors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3sBYYGQcnw

For more information about autism, visit HollyRod.org. You can connect with them on Twitter, Facebook and other social media.

My Thoughts

This simple to read and beautifully illustrated book is a wonderful tool to help educate as well as instill compassion for others that are different than ourselves. I highly recommend this book if you have a child with autism or know someone with autism. This book is especially important in the lives of siblings that have another sibling with autism. I recommend this book for home, church and school libraries.


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Contest Winners: 
  1. Brimful
  2. 3 Boys and Old Lady
  3. Sarah

Thanks to Scholastic and Big Honcho Media for sponsoring this contest. This contest runs April 9th, 2010 to April 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST and is open to USA and Canada. The winner(s) have 48 hrs to reply with their information or another reader will be chosen in their place. Big Honcho Media is responsible for shipping your prize. Thank you for your participation.


~GAhome2mom
http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com
Disclaimer: My Brother Charlie by Peete was provided for FREE from Big Honcho Media(Dina Vathis) and Scholastic at Loving Heart Designs and the review is of my personal opinion. Thank you.

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