What are the best books about autism?

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    #1Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

    Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

    Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's is a book by John Elder Robison. It was first published in 2007 and chronicles Robison's life with Asperger syndrome. It was nominated for the Lincoln Award in 2010.

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    Ruth Barrett
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "If you're interested in learning more about autism and are looking for the best books in that area, I would highly recommend Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's. It sheds light on the life of someone with autism in first-person, which I personally find very powerful. I found this book to be very interesting and insightful as a person who has no experience with autism and what it truly means."
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    #2The Eagle Tree

    The Eagle Tree

    The Eagle Tree is an inspirational and heartwarming novel for a general audience written by Ned Hayes. It was released in 2016. It is about a boy with autism doing everything he can to save the tree that he loves.

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    Olivia Wheeler
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Eagle Tree is a heartwarming book and one of the best books about autism that I've ever read. I shared it with my autistic con who really connects with the character, he loves bunnies. I am so charmed by the whole thing."
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    #3The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

    The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

    The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few neurotypicals can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one, at last, have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

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    Steven Gibson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "If you ever wondered what it is like to be autistic, this account is probably the closest most of us can get. Higashida gives detailed and poignant views of his life...he's still barely 20 and is still writing.. and addressing large audiences. This book does what others can not. It gives truth and light to us all."
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    #4There's More Than One Way Home

    There's More Than One Way Home

    There's More Than One Way Home is a mystery fiction novel written by Donna Levin. This novel is about Anna Kagen who has an autistic son named Jack. It is first published in  2017 by Chickadee Prince Books. 

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    Christopher Alexander
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I can't say I was particularly impressed with this story, as I was looking for a book about autism but instead found this mystery novel. There was an autistic character in the story which I found interesting to read, but it wasn't what I was looking for. "
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    #5The Rosie Project (Don Tillman)

    The Rosie Project (Don Tillman)

    The Rosie Project is a contemporary romance fiction novel written by Graeme Simsion. This is the first novel in the Don Tillman series. It was published in 2013.

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    Wayne Wagner
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Looks like a great option for a book about autism."
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    #6The Legend of Mickey Tussler

    The Legend of Mickey Tussler

    The Legend of Mickey Tussler is a sports historical fiction written by Frank Nappi. Published in 2008, it focuses on the story of Mickey Tussler. The Legend of Mickey Tussler is the first book in the Mickey Tussler book series.

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    Evelyn Cole
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Legend of Mickey Tussler is a fictional tale about a baseball player who has autism. He is recruited for the minor league Boston Braves. His talent outshines his autism and he makes it with the help of his coach. If you have a child with autism, you will enjoy reading this good feeling book of how a child can make it to the big leagues."
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    #7Mockingbird

    Mockingbird
    Mockingbird is a young-adult novel written Kathryn Erskine. Originally published in 2010, it follows the story of a girl with girl with Asperger syndrome. It won the 2010 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature
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    Beatriz Solano
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I recently had to learn about autism. One of my neighbors has a son who is suffering from the condition. I did not want to read a dry nonfiction books and she suggested this. It really has helped me understand things."
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    #8600 Hours of Edward

    600 Hours of Edward

    600 Hours of Edward is a heartwarming novel by Craig Lancaster about a man suffering from Asperger's Syndrom and obsessive-compulsive disorder and how his life was changed by a stranger and her daughter.

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    Jane Porter
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "600 Hours of Edward is a beautifully written novel about a man named Craig who is a sufferer of Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's is a mild form of autism, but many of those diagnosed live pretty normal lives. "
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    #9The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book by Stephen Chbosky that tells the story of Charlie. The book revolves around Charlie's writings in his diary. His struggle as a unique teen, trying to live his life happily. 

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    Dorothy Ortiz
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. Charlie is a freshman, and while's he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. A great read for young adults. "
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    #10Beyond the Autistic Plateau

    Beyond the Autistic Plateau

    Beyond the Autistic Plateau - A Parent's Story and Practical help with Autism is a guidebook written by Stephen Pitman. It was originally released in 2012. It is about how to deal with the plateaus in autistic kids.

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    Victoria Andrade
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Beyond the Autistic Plateau - A Parent's Story and Practical help with Autism is a guidebook for parents of autistic children."
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    #11Autistic blessings and Bipolar me

    Autistic blessings and Bipolar me
    Autistic blessings and Bipolar me.: A Frank and Brutally Honest Diary of a Mother with Bipolar and Her Two Autistic Boys is a memoir written by E.J. Plows. This was first published in 2015.
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    Gloria Brown
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book captures your attention and leaves you wanting more. However, it doesn't specifically focus on autism, but more on the main characters perception as a bipolar mom of two autistic children."

Summary

Best What are the best books about autism
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger'sBooks 37 Paid
2The Eagle TreeBooks 31 Paid
3The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with AutismBooks 27 Paid
4There's More Than One Way HomeBooks 27 Paid
5The Rosie Project (Don Tillman) Books 21 Paid
6The Legend of Mickey TusslerBooks 20 Paid
7MockingbirdBooks 17 Paid
8600 Hours of EdwardBooks 15 Paid
9The Perks of Being a WallflowerBooks 13 Paid
10Beyond the Autistic PlateauBooks 5 Paid
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