People with autism are some of the most misunderstood individuals in our society. Most people assume these individuals are anti-social and unintelligent, lacking empathy or deliberately misbehaving. The Reason I Jump destroys all those misconceptions. Painstaking written by a young Japanese boy with autism (he used an alphabet chart to spell out the book letter by letter), Naoki Higashida answers what he believes to be the biggest questions people have about autism. His answers are both heart-warming and heart-breaking as you discover that people with autism are complex and caring and want nothing more than to be understood and loved.
Jessica (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)