Uniquely Wired

Title

Uniquely Wired

Authors

Julia Cook

Illustrator

Anita Dufalla

Publisher

Boys town press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781944882198

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Zak knows he's not quite like his siblings and classmates. Bright lights and big crowds send him into freak-out mode. Hugs make him uncomfortable, too. His atypical behaviors, from flapping his arms to spinning his body, seem so out of place. But for Zak, that's just how he copes. Despite some peculiar behaviors, Zak's desires and disappointments are as ordinary as any child's. He loves watches; he hates being excluded. As Zak embraces life the only way he knows how, he teaches those around him important lessons about fairness, patience, curiosity, and independence.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Developmetal disability; autism; autism spectrum disorder

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

watches; gifts; mannerisms; trains; support; teachers; accomplishments; patience; senses

Diversity Impact

direct

Uniquely Wired

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