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Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism / Ron Suskind, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

By: Suskind, Ron
Material type: TextTextEdition: First editionDescription: 358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cmISBN: 9781423180364 (hardback)Subject(s): Biographies | Autobiographies and memoirs | Family life | Understanding autism | Conversation skills | Books by parents | Teens | Childhood | Communication | Nonspeaking autistic people | Resources for parents | Resources for practitioners and service providers | Art and music therapiesScope and content: "Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive"--
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"Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive"--