Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder

By Jennifer Elder

Diverse Like Me introduces childrens elderly eight to twelve years to well-known, inspirational figures from the realm of technological know-how, artwork, math, literature, philosophy and comedy. Eight-year-old Quinn, a tender boy with Asperger's Syndrome, tells younger readers concerning the achievements and features of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, Dian Fossey and Wassily Kandinsky to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, between others. All excel in numerous fields, yet are united by way of the truth that they typically chanced on it tough to slot in-just like Quinn. totally illustrated in colour and written in child-friendly language, this publication may be a superb source for kids, rather childrens with autism, their mom and dad, academics, carers and siblings.

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Barbara really wanted to figure out how genes worked, so she chose a plant that she felt would be easy to grow and easy to study. Barbara picked corn. Barbara went on to teach while she was doing her corn research. Unfortunately, things weren’t always easy at work. In Barbara’s time, women were often paid less than men and treated badly on the job. Many women just did their best and pretended it didn’t bother them. But Barbara could not pretend. Barbara was always true to herself, even if it meant not fitting in.

Two rocks sitting next to two other rocks equals four rocks. This is always true, even if there are no humans around to see the rocks. But it took humans to think of the idea of two, and the idea of four, and the ideas of plus and equal. Without people, there would be no math. The rocks would just be rocks. Did you understand that? If not, don’t worry. Most people have a hard time getting Immanuel’s ideas. But he wouldn’t be famous if he only thought about easy questions. He did this by making his life simple, to give himself as much time as possible to think.

Although Paul was not a rich man, he shared whatever he had. A mathematician who Paul admired lived in India. Unfortunately, they never had a chance to meet. But whenever Paul gave a speech in India,he would give whatever money he earned to the Indian mathematician’s family. ” It’s easy to see why—he traveled so much that he was never home and didn’t have time for much else. But there were other things that Paul liked to do. He enjoyed walking, climbing, and telling jokes. Like many mathematicians, he played chess and Go, as well as ping pong.

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