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She Persisted: Temple Grandin

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Inspiring biography of brave woman with autism.

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This inspiring biography is a nice reminder that everyone has different gifts and talents, and that success doesn't depend on fitting into other people's expectations of "normal." She Persisted: Temple Grandin shows how Temple succeeded in ways that defied society's expectations. Temple's work with animals and in education gave her opportunities, and she doesn't shy away from acknowledging that it was hard and sometimes scary to take risks. Author Lyn Miller-Lachmann does a wonderful job showing the ways Temple and the people in her life persisted, especially when she decided to go public with her autism diagnosis.

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