A Manual for Marco: Living, Learning, and Laughing With an Autistic Sibling
An 8-year old girl decides to make a list of all the things she likes and dislikes about dealing
with her autistic brother, and in doing so realizes that she has created
A Manual for Marco.
"Through her genuine and caring accounts about growing up with an older,
autistic brother, this 8-year-old also shows her love for her sibling who is special
but sometimes does things that are not-so-special. I highly recommend this book
written with sensitivity and beautifully illustrated."
--Lorna d'Entremont, M.Ed.,
Special Needs Book Review
"Shaila Abdullah proves to be a great ambassador for autism, using explanations
and warm, welcoming illustrations in
A Manual for Marco that give a complex
condition a simpler explanation."
--C. Hope Clark, Author of
The Carolina Slade Mysteries and
The Edisto Island Mysteries
"A Manual for Marco is a welcome addition to children's literature that will help
in introducing the condition of autism to young people and providing information
that will enable them to understand a little more about it so that it will not seem
Home School Book Reviews
For more information, please visit www.ShailaAbdullah.com
SHAILA ABDULLAH is an award-winning author and designer
based in Austin, Texas. She has written four other books:
Beyond the Cayenne Wall,
My Friend Suhana, and
Rani in Search of a Rainbow. Along with illustrations by the author,
A Manual for Marco also includes artwork by IMAN TEJPAR,
a 12-year-old artist from Canada.
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