How to Be a Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl by Florida Frenz

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Unique, humorous, informative and powerful – How to Be a Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl is unlike any picture book I’ve ever read. The creation of Florida Frenz, a profound and creative 15 year old girl with autism, this is the perfect book for anyone wanting to understand what goes on in the mind of someone with autism.

With captivating descriptions and illustrations, Florida created this guide as a way to understand the world and people around her. From combatting bullying, figuring out feelings, behaviors and emotions, best friend envy-

My favorite line

“The best part of being human is making friends. But before you can have a good friend you need to learn how to be a good friend.”

The afterword describes just how severe Florida’s learning issues were. Not only was she diagnosed with ASD but she also had dysgraphia, a reading disability and visual-spatial disability.

This book provides amazing insight and understanding into what it is like for kids with ASD and Social Communication disorders. This book is not only a recommendation for children who have autism but for anyone who cares for someone who has autism.

Afyia

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