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Temple Grandin

How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

Montgomery, Sy

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Temple Grandin
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An authorized portrait about Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities describes how she overcame key disabilities through education and the support of her mother.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012
ISBN: 9780547443157
0547443153
9780544339095
0544339096
Branch Call Number: J B Grandin M
Characteristics: 147 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

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The story of an extraordinary scientist who used her autistic experiences to design ingenious, humanitarian projects.


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Her father thought she was retarded and wanted to institutionalize her, but her mother believed in her, and so Temple Grandin, who is autistic, grew up to use her autism to revolutionize the cattle industry. Illus. with photographs.

"Dr. Temple Grandin is an animal scientist, a bestselling author, a college professor, one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2010... and she also happens to have autism. This "riveting" (VOYA) and inspirational authorised biography tells the story of her childhood, her many struggles and accomplishments, and her groundbreaking work for more humane treatment of livestock. It includes a foreword written by Grandin herself plus a special section of "Temple's Advice for Kids on the Spectrum." Neurotypical readers looking for additional real-life insight should try How to Talk to an Autistic Kid by Daniel Stefanski." Kids' Books January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/42e4bf1b-11e5-495a-bc55-6afd3991ab1d?postId=7ba0124d-8f36-493b-b7b3-8844aefa84f4

Apr 07, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While this biography was classified to have been written for juvenile readers, it is an excellent book to introduce any reader to this simply remarkable woman. While the book may be rated for juveniles, I hardly think the subject material would interest or be understood by any child perhaps under the age of ten. However, it does provide sufficient information for a young reader who may need to write a review on someone of repute. As a young child, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism. She went on to revolutionize practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and in slaughterhouses. Over half of the slaughterhouses in use today in United States and Canada were designed by Dr. Grandin. Her struggle with autism and to be accepted by those around her, and her success as an inventor, university professor, and animal rights activist are surely inspiring for any parent whose child has been diagnosed with any one of many learning disabilities categorized today. There is also a terrific HBO movie, a 2010 biopic, starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin which I highly recommend seeing. While the book is a little dry at times, I do recommend this book and the movie in particular to any parent who may be dealing with a child diagnosed with learning disabilities and who may need a lift. Senior Doctor - at - Bass! D. A.

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Apr 06, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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