My Brother Charlie

11.20.2015
CELEBRATE FAMILY LITERACY MONTH! FOR THE WEEKEND, share this fun title with your child! 
My Brother Charlie is appropriate for children ages 4-8.
My Brother Charlie

Summary:
Every family is different, including the family in My Brother Charlie written by Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete. Explore this story from Callie’s perspective as she talks about her relationship with her twin brother Charlie. Charlie has autism, this means he thinks differently than lots of people. Callie tells about the things he enjoys and the things he doesn’t. And even though Charlie doesn’t always say I love you, Callie tells all the ways he shows it.   
Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Compare and Contrast:
After you read My Brother Charlie, make a list with your child of all the things they remember that Charlie and Callie are good at, as well as all of the things that they find hard. Then also do this for you and your child. It will help them to realize that every person is good at some things but not others. In this way they can relate to both Charlie and Callie. They will be able to see the similarities and differences in Charlie and Callie and relate that to their own life.
Do this with your child:
This beautiful book describes what it can be like to have a sibling, a friend, a child with autism. It is important to know that just because someone has a hard time sharing their feelings, that doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings at all. Talk with your child about some of the ways to be kind and inclusive, even if someone seems shy or different. 
If you’re interested in sharing My Brother Charlie with your child you can find it from Scholastic Press New York here
To learn more about Holly Robinson Peete’s foundation for Autism Awareness click HollyRod.

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Contest will run Nov. 16-22
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