Featured books by Ryan Elizabeth Peete

My Brother Charlie

My Brother Charlie

By: Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete
Illustrated by: Shane Evans
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Twins Callie and Charlie have a lot in common, but they are also very different: Charlie has autism. Callie narrates the story, describing what autism is and exploring the issues that come along with it. The theme is of love, patience, and acceptance. Endnotes give a few basic facts for children unfamiliar with autism. The authors, a mother-daughter team, based this story on personal experience. The bright, mixed-media illustrations depict the family's warmth and concern.

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