Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery has a foreword written by Temple Grandin. It is 160 pages long and for grades 5-7 and is written as traditional non-fiction with numerous facts and photographs.
Watch for next week's post where I will interview another author on the autism spectrum - Lyn Miller-Lachmann who has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Her book, Rogue, is for grades 7-10 and features a main character with Asperger's who identifies with the X-Men character, Rogue, because she has so much trouble fitting in with her peers. She eventually discovers her own unique gifts and this helps her begin to find her place in the world.