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Item Nr: B 118649 Title: My Strange and Terrible Malady
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bristow, Catherine
Length: 143 Prod/Pub: Autism Asperger Publishing
Copyright: 2008 Series:
Book Type: FC Biographee:
Copies: 1 Loan Period: 42 days
 
  Ronita Ronnie Baker, 11th-grade individualist, is not happy. School is a struggle, and now doctors just diagnosed her with Asperger Syndrome. It s hard enough being the misfit daughter of a perfect mother, let alone being diagnosed with a disorder no one understands. My Strange and Terrible Malady takes a look at Asperger Syndrome from Ronnie's point of view. While she is clearly not socially savvy, things begin to change when she meets Hannah, a fellow student who takes the time to explain the mysteries of social interaction and other conundrums of daily life to Ronnie. With the help of Hannah and her new life coach, Ronnie shows readers that successful social and emotional interaction can be learned. Social acceptance- Fiction.

  Subjects:
  10 - ADOLESCENCE
  1902 - ARL
  1872 - ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
  534 - FRIENDSHIP
  1519 - SELF-PERCEPTION
  1227 - SOCIALLY HANDICAPPED