Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism

Title

Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism

Authors

Laurie Lears

Illustrator

Karen Ritz

Publisher

Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780807534809

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Julie can't wait to go to the park and feed the ducks with her big sister, Tara. There's only one problem. Her little brother, Ian, who has autism, wants to go, too. Ian doesn't have the same reactions to all the sights and sounds that his sisters have, and Julie thinks he looks silly. But when he wanders off on his own, she must try to see the world through his eyes in order to find him.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

520L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Developmental disability; autism; autism spectrum disorder; autistic child

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother

Awards

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award, 2000, Winner, Picture Book
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 Special Interests Health

Keywords

walk; lost; park; siblings; responsibilities; senses and sensation; brothers and sisters

Diversity Impact

direct

Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism

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