Finalist for the 2014 Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award
Finalist for the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
A Finalist Honoree for the 2013 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award
Finalist for the 2012 Cybils Award
A 2012 New York Public Library Recommended Book for Young Readers
An AudioFile Editors’ Pick of 7 Kids' Books about Autism
A 2013 ALA Notable Book: Children’s Recording
When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry—each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives.
To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow or a dog or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.
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