My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete

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From bestselling author and actress Holly Robinson Peete--a heartwarming story about a boy who happens to be autistic, based on Holly's son, who has autism.

"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows.

Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.


About Holly Robinson Peete

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Holly Robinson Peete is the author of the 2006 Quill Award Sports Book of the Year, GET YOUR OWN DAMN BEER--I'M WATCHING THE GAME: A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVING PRO FOOTBALL, based on her 14 years of NFL wifedom--she is married to Rodney Peete, ex-quarterback for the Washington Redskins. Holly is most known for her roles on "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and "21 Jump Street." Holly and Rodney founded the HollyRod foundation, dedicated to providing medical, physical, and emotional support to those suffering with debilitating life circumstances, especially Parkinson's Disease.
Published March 1, 2010 by Scholastic Press. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Callie very plainly talks about the joys and frustrations of having Charlie for a brother and emotionally reveals the many ways Charlie has of showing his family the “I love yous” that his autism tries to lock inside.

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more Jenny McCarthy has got a tattoo of a rose inked on her right foot - but the new body art has left her in pain.

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more Win an autographed copy of My Brother Charlie Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete share important lessons about togetherness, hope, tolerance, and love in the new book My Brother Charlie and M&C is giving away a copy autographed by the book’s authors.

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Since 2000 when her son was diagnosed with autism, she travels internationally to speak on the subject and is a board member of Autism Speaks.

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Libraries Serving Children with Autism

I want to recommend a picture book about autism and a family.

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