I Am Odd, I Am New (Hardcover)

I Am Odd, I Am New By Benjamin Giroux, Roz MacLean (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Benjamin Giroux, Roz MacLean (Illustrator)
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Through the eyes of 10-year-old Benjamin Giroux, being odd is different, and different is a good thing. This is what the then fifth-grader hoped to convey in his poem, beginning every few sentences with "I am," about what it is like to live with autism.
  • Inspired by a school assignment, Benjamin's raw and emotional words poured out onto the page, but when he feared they were not any good, his parents shared the poem with friends and family.
  • Little did they know that it would go viral and end up inspiring thousands of strangers who identified with him to share their support.
  • Now for the first time, Benjamin's iconic poem "I Am Odd, I Am New," comes to life in this lovingly illustrated picture book with a foreword written by the National Autism Association.

So whether you know the poem, or it is new to you, discover how Benjamin's honesty will reassure children of all ages that it's okay to be different.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764362415
ISBN-10: 0764362410
Publisher: Schiffer Kids
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English