Callie is very proud of her brother Charlie. He’s good at so many things — swimming playing the piano running fast. And Charlie has a special way with animals especially their dog Harriett. But sometimes Charlie gets very quiet.
His words get locked inside him and he seems far away. Then when Callie and Charlie start to play Charlie is back to laughing holding hands having fun.
Charlie is like any other boy – and he has autism.
In this story told from a sister’s point of view we meet a family whose oldest son teaches them important lessons about togetherness hope tolerance and love.
Holly Robinson Peete bestselling author actress and national autism spokesperson has paired with her daughter Ryan to co-author this uplifting book based on their own personal experiences with Holly’s son and Ryan’s brother RJ who has autism.
We offer this book as a gift to families struggling with autism and to those who have no autism in their immediate families but who have friends facing autism. My Brother Charlie is a book about how special all children are and how every one of us can find value in the uniqueness of people. Mainly this is a book about hope and love. –Holly Robinson Peete
My goal with this book is to let kids and their parents in on a little secret: kids with autism are valuable human beings with real feelings even though they can’t always express them. I feel it is up to those of us who don’t have autism to change ourselves so that we can better understand people with autism. –Ryan Peete (publisher)