Evan & Me, A Story of Autism and Love is a heartwarming narrative of a young girl’s devoted love for her autistic twin brother, despite challenges and differences, revealing the true nature of this developmental disorder and more importantly, the power of unconditional love.
Inspired by and based on her own family, author Mary Karsten Hebrank originally created the book as a school presentation for her children's classmates and teachers. With Lily as our guide, Evan & Me unlocks the key to an autistic child’s world and answers many questions children have about this disorder.
Brilliantly illustrated by Kat Parrish, Evan & Me captures the dynamics of autism from the outside looking in, and the inside looking out.
Today 1 in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and Mary is committed to raising awareness and fostering understanding, especially for children. To that end, she is donating a portion of proceeds from Evan & Me, A Story of Autism and Love to benefit the national organization, Autism Speaks.
Distributed by Ingram Book Company Softcover, 8.5 x 11, Perfect Bound Retail Price: $16.95
My son Joshua, who is the light of my life, has Autism. For years I have tried to help kids in his school and neighborhood understand that this is a disorder that affects so many kids and their families. As a father it hurts me to see other kids view him as different when all Joshua wants to do is play with them and be a part of their world. This wonderful book, with its fantasic illustrations, should be in every school as it will help children of all ages and their families understand the true meaning of Autism. -- Kerry [KC] Foster