Anything But Typical (Paperback)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781416995005, 195pp.
Publication Date: March 9, 2010
Summer 2009 Kids' List
— Rene Kirkpatrick, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
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By acclaimed writer Nora Raleigh Baskin, this is the breathtaking depiction of an autistic boy's struggles-and a story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.
Praise For Anything But Typical…
*“Baskin’s delineation of an autistic boy’s world is brilliant.”--Kirkus, starred review
* “Luminous....This is an enormously difficult subject, but Baskin, without dramatics or sentimentality, makes it universal.”—Booklist, starred review
“Should readily captivate readers and open eyes.” –Publishers Weekly
"Baskin reveals not only the obstacles that Jason faces, but also his fierce determination to be himself at all costs. Jason is a believable and empathetic character in spite of his idiosyncrasies. Baskin also does a superb job of developing his parents and younger brother as real people with real problems, bravely traversing their lives with a differently abled child without a road map, but with a great deal of love."--School Library Journal
“A children’s book that’s every bit as subtle and smart as the best adult novel.”—nytimes.com