In his introduction, David Mitchell (one of the two translators, along with KA Yoshida, his wife) tells the story of this story. He and his wife have an autistic child, and they wanted to understand better his inner self. 91 more words
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The Reason I Jump is a short but informative book written by Naoki Higashida when he was just thirteen years old. Higashida is severely Autistic and generously shares his very insightful answers to some common questions non-Autistics often have as they struggle to understand this unusual neurodevelopmental disorder. 10 more words
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I bought it! I’ll be sharing it around my school too.
A rare and important insight into the mind of an autistic child. 668 more words
Title: The Reason I Jump
Author: Naoki Higashida
Publisher: Random House LLC, August 2013
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“According to the Center For Disease Control And Prevention, one in 250 births result in autism, meaning that about 1.5 million Americans have some form of the disorder.
I’m continuing the discussion here today because The Reason I Jump is an important book. Naoki Hagashida, at age 13, answered questions about autism from his viewpoint, and while his experiences are not the same as probably anyone else’s on the spectrum, his thoughts provide insight, and provoke thought, neither of which can be bad for those of us who desperately want a glimpse into the minds of our children. 376 more words
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism By Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Naoki was born in 1992 and lives in Kimitsu, Japan. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 5. Naoki explains in the preface that he can read books aloud and sing, but when he tries to speak with someone, his words vanish. 159 more words
Imagine being asked a simple question, say a question about whether you’ve ever been to New Zealand. Now you know perfectly well that you’ve never traveled to New Zealand, though you have a pretty good idea of where it’s located, however it’s not a place you’ve spent much time thinking about and it wasn’t even on your top-ten-must-travel-to-before-I die list. 769 more words