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My Sister Katie

Reviewing: My Sister Katie Author House  |  Rating:
By chocollette on
Badge: Publisher | Level: 7 | Children & Parenting Expertise:

I have mentioned in a few of my reviews that my 10 year old son has a hodgepodge of special needs including profound deafness and autism. The book "My Sister Katie" is a children's book that hits close to home for me. The author is a six year old girl named Kacey who shares her experiences with the reader about having a sister named Katie who lives with autism. Kids are so honest and that is what I respect the most about them. Kacey is blatantly honest about how hard it is sometimes to relate to Katie and sometimes she does not know how to communicate with her. Kacey goes through her daily routine with Katie throughout the book and she says that at the end of the day, since she is the big sister, she will always protect and love Katie for who she is.

Every single time I read this book, I am moved to tears because I cannot imagine what it would be like for a child to have a sibling who is autistic. I always recommend this book to families who have children on the autism spectrum and I even think it should be recommended reading to all children so they too will know how to relate to kids who are autistic.