Cameron will soon be starting kindergarten and her whole family is nervous. How will they manage without her when she goes off to school? This sweet and funny story starring a young African-American girl with autism will help all kids—and their families—face the great big wonderful change that is school.
Sheletta Brundidge and her husband, Shawn, named their four kids in alphabetical order to keep them straight. (Kidding.) (Sort of.) Andrew, Brandon, Cameron, and Daniel range in age from thirteen to five. The three youngest have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, which turned Sheletta into an advocate for children with special needs and their parents. An Emmy-winning broadcaster, Sheletta hosts the Taking Authority Over Autism podcast. It can be found at SHElettaMakesMeLaugh.com, the multimedia podcast platform she founded.
Darcy Bell-Myers has loved to draw since she was a little girl. She lives with her husband and three children, who also love to draw, in Stillwater, Minnesota. As the mom of a child on the autism spectrum, Darcy has experienced the struggles and superpowers of these remarkable kids firsthand. The illustrator of books that include Shiva’s Dance; Needles: The First Christmas Tree; Mary Emma, Walk!; Wyatt’s Big Day; and Higgledy Piggledy, she’s also the author/illustrator of The Animal Babies ABC Book of Ballet. Her books have won honors and awards, including San Diego Book Award Best Published Picture Book, Parents’ Choice, Dr. Toy, National Library Association, and IPPY. You can find more of her work at www.bellmyers.com