When Temple Grandin was a child, she was different from other children — and her parents were told that she wouldn't be able to attend school, let alone live an independent life. Instead, her mother found people who could help her, and tried to understand why some things, like eye contact, strong smells, bright lights, and loud noises were so overwhelming for Temple. As she got older, Temple discovered that she also had incredible gifts, including a remarkable visual memory and the ability to understand how animals perceived their environment. As an animal scientist and as an autism advocate, she's change the way other people see the world, too!
In this inspiring book from the Ordinary People Change the World series, kids will learn how Temple Grandin's pride in being different and experience being on the autism spectrum has informed her advocacy and her work as an animal behaviorist. Brad Meltzer captures how her traits — the same ones kids may have themselves — made her into a hero for people around the world. With appealing artwork by Christopher Eliopolous and a timeline and photos at the back, this book is the perfect tribute to the power of discovering your own place in the world!