Marcelo In The Real World
The term "cognitive disorder" implies there is something wrong with the way I think or the way I perceive reality. I perceive reality just fine. Sometimes I perceive more of reality than others. Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear ― part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo's differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer . . . to join "the real world."
Health & Disability; Developmental disability; Asperger syndrome; autism
School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2010, Nominee
Schneider Family Book Award, 2010, Winner, Teen
Once Upon A World Children's Book Award, 2010, Winner
Mind the Gap Award, 2010, Winner, Someday My Printz Will Come
James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature, 2011, Winner
Gold Inky, 2011, Long List
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2009, Winner, Favorite Young Adult Novel
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2010, Commended Title
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2010, Finalist, Young Adult Literature
friendship; school; classmates; coworkers; law firm; internship; summer job
Stork, Francisco X., "Marcelo In The Real World" (2011). Diverse Families. 2272.