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The reason I jump: the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism
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Published:
[United States] : Recorded Books, Inc., 2013.
Content Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 27 min.)) : digital.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG+ - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
1000L
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You' ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: " Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?" " Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?" " Why don' t you make eye contact when you' re talking?" and " What' s the reason you jump?" (Naoki' s answer: " When I' m jumping, it' s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky." ) With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights-- into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory-- are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again. In his introduction, bestselling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki' s words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind. " It is no exaggeration to say that The Reason I Jump allowed me to round a corner in our relationship." This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife, KA Yoshida, so they' d be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond. Naoki' s book, in its beauty, truthfulness, and simplicity, is a gift to be shared.

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Format:
eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781490602912 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1490602917 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.8, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
1000

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Read by Tom Picasso.
Description
You' ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: " Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?" " Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?" " Why don' t you make eye contact when you' re talking?" and " What' s the reason you jump?" (Naoki' s answer: " When I' m jumping, it' s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky." ) With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights-- into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory-- are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again. In his introduction, bestselling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki' s words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind. " It is no exaggeration to say that The Reason I Jump allowed me to round a corner in our relationship." This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife, KA Yoshida, so they' d be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond. Naoki' s book, in its beauty, truthfulness, and simplicity, is a gift to be shared.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Higashida, N., Mitchell, D., Yoshida, K., & Picasso, T. (2013). The reason I jump: the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism. Unabridged. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Naoki Higashida et al.. 2013. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy With Autism. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Naoki Higashida et al., The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy With Autism. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Higashida, Naoki, David Mitchell, KA Yoshida, and Tom Picasso. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy With Autism. Unabridged. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc, 2013.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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