Let's Talk! A story of Autism and Friendship
by Lisa Jacovsky - Illustrated by Blueberry Illustrations
Harper, a seven-year-old little girl that is typically developing, loves going to the pool. One day when she gets to the pool, she meets a new friend, a little girl who is also seven years old. She has no idea that this friend is any different than her. All Harper knows is she has a new friend that wants to play in her tube with her. They both love to swim at the pool and want to play together however, Emma has little communication skills. Emma can make sounds and not words and flaps her hands when she is excited. When Harper realizes she cannot communicate with her new friend she becomes determined to find a way to. In talking to her mom, Harper is told that Emma has Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Determined to not let this stand in the way of her new friendship she becomes determined to learn how to communicate with Emma. She begins to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder and asks Emma's mom to show her the different ways she can communicate with her new friend. Harper becomes excited to begin to use her new tools to communicate with Emma. The two become inseparable from that day on. Harper introduces Emma to all her friends and teaches them how to communicate with her. Harper and Emma become the center of their circle of friends and begin to have many more adventures together.
- English Book!
- Educational to read!
- 30 pages
- Book size: 8" x 10"
- Reading level: 3-12 years old
"Great children's book to get a conversation started about a very difficult topic. Keep them coming."
"As a parent with an autistic daughter, I think this is a good start to discuss what autism is and how children can best play/communicate with autistic children."