Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Catherine- a 12 year old girl just wants a normal life. This is challenging with a brother with autism. Catherine has been give a great deal of responsibility in dealing with her brother, but like most teenagers, she has trouble with embarrassing situations. Then, one summer, Catherine meets 2 new friends- both who are very different. She really struggles to discover what being normal is and how to deal with things that are not normal. This would be a great read aloud to a Junior or Intermediate class, especially if there is an autistic child in the class.

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