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Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

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There I was, strolling through lists of books on Goodreads when a cover caught my eye (I am not ashamed to admit I totally judge books by their covers). It was a photo of a little girl in a pink tutu sitting on the floor. Then I saw the title: Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism. I was intrigued.




I had to read it. I was wanting to read something outside of my normal fare anyway, add a little non-fiction to my historical fiction and young adult fantasy.  Also, I've been feeling that Autism Spectrum Disorder is something that I personally need to be more aware of, especially as a future librarian who wants to work with children and teens.  Since April is Autism Awareness Month this was the perfect time to read this book.

Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed is Jeannie's memior. It chronicles her life from the age of three through finally being diagnosed with Asperger's in her thirties.  From the outside you would ne…