November 1, 2023
Society has labeled 12-year-old Samuel as one of the Glutatribes. That means he has some things to hide if he wants to properly assimilate into the majority Serotribe world. For now, he struggles to understand jokes. And to get his crush Amber to notice him. Oh, and he also feels pain, which no member of the Serotribes can.
All of this would be hard enough to handle, but on one ordinary Saturday, two of his classmates do something questionable, and the racist and ableist algorithm-driven po-bots pounce. Samuel must learn to overcome his fears and use his Glutatribe traits to save the day.
Amber, and his math test on Monday, will just have to wait.
PUBLISHED BY I’M HEARD INC
In her new town, the fifteen-year-old strives to make Dean's Merit Society, an elite honor society that she sees as her ticket to success. To make the society, she needs leadership experience, but there's one problem: Noa struggles to socialize appropriately.
Desperate to make it in the society, she creates her own group consisting of autistic students from her school district and names it the "Roaring Pebbles".
With the assistance of the Roaring Pebbles, a robot toy invention, her nonspeaking brother, and a bit of classical Mozart along the way, Noa clings to her chance to make the society. And to one day, finally feel enough.
PUBLISHED BY JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
“It’s time we bring forward Black autistic pain points and celebrate the triumphs of ourselves, family members, and organizations that care for these individuals. Through following the real stories of others from around the world, I hope fellow Black and autistic individuals will be empowered to realize that being Black and autistic is enough.”
In this powerful insight into the lives of Black autistic people, Kala Omeiza Allen brings together a community of voices from across the world, spanning religions, sexuality and social economic status to provide a deep and rich understanding of what it means to be autistic and Black.
Exploring everything from self-love and appreciation, to the harsh realities of police brutality, anti-Black racism, and barriers to care, as well as amplifying the voices of the inspiring advocates who actively work towards change, protection, and acceptance for themselves and others, this book is an empowering force, reminding you that as a Black autistic person, you are enough.
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