I Am Odd, I Am New

By Benjamin Giroux, Roz MacLean (illustrator),

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Book description

Through the eyes of 10-year-old Benjamin Giroux, being odd is different, and different is a good thing. This is what the then fifth-grader hoped to convey in his poem, beginning every few sentences with "I am," about what it is like to live with autism. Inspired by a school assignment,…

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1 author picked I Am Odd, I Am New as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A beautifully written story reassuring kids that it is ok to be different and it is written through the eyes of a 10-year-old. Very powerful and an eye-opener to those that may not know what Autism looks like or what we look like to an Autistic child.

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