Home School Book Review on “We’re All Not the Same, But We’re Still Family”

Having adopted both of our sons, I found that this book covers the exact questions and issues that were discussed in our pre-adoption training. The story was written for adoptive families to explore the benefits of adoption openness. In her “For Parents and Caregivers Only” at the back of the book, co-author Theresa Harris, a therapist and adoptive mother, warns, “Openness may not always be positive for families.” But when it is a positive experience, it can help to address the important themes of identity, attachment, grief, and loss that adopted children (and their parents) often have to deal with.

Read Wayne Walker’s full review at the Home School Book Review Blog

A Manual for Marco: Living, Learning, and Laughing With an Autistic Sibling

SKU 978-1-61599-247-8
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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
so scary."

--Wayne Walker, 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: Saffron
Dreams
, 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.


From the Growing With Love Series

Loving Healing Press

Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues / Special Needs
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