My Brother Charlie
by Holly Robinson Peete & Ryan Elizabeth Peete
illustrated by Shane W. Evans
My Brother Charlie is about a young boy diagnosed with autism. It is told from the viewpoint of Charlie's twin sister, Callie. She describes some of the challenges that her brother faces as well as some of the difficulties in understanding him. However, she also talks about many of the triumphs and joys. She feels blessed to be Charlie's sister and each day she counts her "Charlie Blessings."
This is a great book and would be very helpful to families who are touched by autism. If provides insight and understanding in a way that a child can process. The book is written by Holly Robinson Peete, author, actress, and national autism spokesperson along with her daughter Ryan. It is based on their own personal experiences with their son and brother RJ, who has autism.