This is my review of blogger Sherry Lee’s book And You Can Love Me that you can purchase now on Amazon here. Would you like me to write a review of your next book/product for my website to promote to our 150,000 monthly readers? Contact me here for more details!
A picture book with a ton of heart!
I just had the opportunity to read Sherry Lee’s children’s book And You Can Love Me that is a fictional story on Ethan, a nonverbal autistic child based on Sherry’s experiences with her grandson who is also nonverbal and on the autism spectrum. In the book we get to see the ‘world of Ethan’ and his journey through a year of his life on the autism spectrum.
I appreciated this book for several reasons…
First, the book recognizes nonverbal autism. This is a representation we don’t have enough of in our entertainment industry today. As Sherry quotes in the book from my dear friend Stephen Shore “If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.”
Second, the emphasis in the book of ‘entering a child’s world.’ When I give talks about my journey from nonverbal to professional speaker I often discuss the importance of meeting a child where they are in their own development. This is so eloquently featured in And You Can Love Me and will help younger children truly embrace this when meeting and hopefully befriending children with autism.
Third, I love that this children’s book is written from a grandparent’s perspective! Grandparents often play a huge role when it comes to raising a child who is on the autism spectrum yet sometimes don’t get recognized in the blogging world.
I would recommend this book without reservations and encourage you to grab a copy to add to your read list.
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