Saturday, June 30, 2012

Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed The World
Sy Montgomery
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
148 p.

An authorized portrait about Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities describes how she overcame key disabilities through education and the support of her mother.

1 comment:

  1. I liked this one. It's well thought out. Each chapter keeps on topic while moving the story along. The descriptions of what Temple was feeling and how it relates to the actions and emotions of animals helped me understand what is going on inside the heads of some of the autistic children I see. Montgomery did an excellent job of presenting explanations of autism, as well as the history of treatments, or lack of, and the various theories on causes for her target audience. This one may in up on the short list for Newbery.