Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery
How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.

While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.

Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make.

This compelling biography complete with Temple’s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.

 

About Sy Montgomery

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Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her website at symontgomery.com. Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop won the Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot, another Scientist in the Field title. TEMPLE GRANDIN is one of the world's most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She is a professor at Colorado State University and the author of several best-selling books, which have sold more than a million copies. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 148 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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Today Grandin is a world authority and consultant on the respectful, humane treatment of animals raised for food and has designed groundbreaking facilities and equipment that protect livestock from fear and suffering—because her autism permits her to think the way animals do.

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Examiner

Great nonfiction book about autism and someone who literally changed the world in spite of (or because of) autism.

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“In the end the message of Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World is one of acceptance and inclusion, using autism awareness and education as the vehicles to achieve this aim. Bravo!”

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Libraries Serving Children with Autism

I reviewed the book for the Horn Book Magazine, and it recently got a starred review in SLJ.

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