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Shaila Abdullah,Iman Tejpar

A Manual for Marco

An 8-year old girl 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.
“Through her genuine and caring accounts about growing up with an older, autistic brother, this 8-year-old also shows her love for her sibling who is special but sometimes does things that are not-so-special. I highly recommend this book written with sensitivity and beautifully illustrated.”
--Lorna d'Entremont, M.Ed., Special Needs Book Review
«Shaila Abdullah proves to be a great ambassador for autism, using explanations and warm, welcoming illustrations in A Manual for Marco that give a complex condition a simpler explanation.”
--C. Hope Clark, Author of The Carolina Slade Mysteries and The Edisto Island Mysteries
“A Manual for Marco is a welcome addition to children's literature that will help in introducing the condition of autism to young people and providing information that will enable them to understand a little more about it so that it will not seem so scary.”
--Wayne Walker, Home School Book Reviews
For more information, please visit www.ShailaAbdullah.com
SHAILA ABDULLAH is an award-winning author and designer based in Austin, Texas. She has written four other books: Saffron Dreams, Beyond the Cayenne Wall, My Friend Suhana, and Rani in Search of a Rainbow. Along with illustrations by the author, A Manual for Marco also includes artwork by IMAN TEJPAR, a 12-year-old artist from Canada.
From the Growing With Love Series
Loving Healing Press
Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues / Special Needs
34 printed pages
Original publication
2015

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