The Reason I Jump

I would like to recommend this wonderful book. The reason I Jump which was  written by Naoki Higashida, a thirteen-year-old boy with autism.  Naomi wrote the book in 2005 and  it was translated into english by David Mitchell, after leaning about his son’s Autism diagnosis.  David says after reading The Reason I Jump, ” For the first time I had answers, not just theories. What I read helped me become a more enlightened, useful, prouder and happier dad”

Naomi give you his perspective of how the mind of an autistic person thinks, feels, and acts. This book is for anyone who works, lives or loves someone with autism. Naomi lets you understand “WHY”! In one part he was  asked ” What’s the reason you jump”. Naomi’s response, “its as if I’m shaking loose ropes that are tying up my body. When I jump I feel lighter and I think the reason my body is drawn skyward is the motion makes me want to change into a bird and fly off to some faraway place”. Well said, he feels free! the_reason_i_jump_book_cover

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