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My Brother Charlie

Read by: Holly Robinson Peete
  • Written by: Holly Robinson Peete & Ryan Elizabeth Peete
  • Illustrated by: Shane W. Evans
  • Published by: Scholastic Press
  • Read by: Holly Robinson Peete
  • Suggested grade level: 1st - 3rd
  • Run time: 8.5 minutes

Callie is very proud of her brother Charlie. He's good at so many things - swimming, playing the piano, running fast. And Charlie has a special way with animals, especially their dog, Harriett. But sometimes Charlie gets very quiet. His words get locked inside him, and he seems far away. Then, when Callie and Charlie start to play, Charlie is back to laughing, holding hands, having fun. Charlie is like any other boy - except he has autism.

In this story, told from a sister's point of view, we meet a family whose oldest son teaches them important lessons about togetherness, hope, tolerance, and love.