Hi guys! Happy Wednesday! I hope your week has been going well; today I’m going to be reviewing John Donvan & Caren Zucker’s book In a Different Key: The Story of Autism.
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by: John Donvan & Caren Zucker: Over the decades the way we, as society, have looked at autism has changed. From being a big shame, blaming the mother, to people thinking vaccines caused autism, and everything in between this book tackles it. Starting in the 1930s all the way up to today’s age this has shown how autism has fit, and at times hasn’t fit, into society. This was an eye opening account of the ins and outs to autism. The way the facts were laid out was done nicely. It followed a chronological order and the reader can tell that the authors did their research and that they have a bit of a soft spot for autism. The facts were presented very well and coming from journalists they were able to make it so the reader was never confused or overwhelmed. The small antidotes they used of families throughout was a beautiful personal touch and the fact they were used all throughout the book made it feel like the reader grew with them. This was a fascinating read, although predominately American, they do touch on other countries, it was still an engaging read.