How to Be Human

Diary of an Autistic Girl

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

With powerful words and pictures Florida Frenz chronicles her journey figuring out how to read facial expressions, how to make friends, how to juggle all the social cues that make school feel like a complicated maze. Diagnosed with autism as a two-year-old, Florida is now an articulate 15-year-old whose explorations into how kids make friends, what popularity means, how to handle peer pressure will resonate with any preteen. For those wondering what it’s like inside an autistic child’s head, Florida’s book provides amazing insight and understanding. Reading how she learns how to be human makes us all feel a little less alien.

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978-1-939547-01-9
$9.74
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2013-08-27
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF053180, JNF053060, JNF053050
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 8.5
Lexile 900
Guided Reading Level U
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Florida Frenz

Florida Frenz is the pen name of a high school student who kept a journal as a tool to figure out her emotions and how to read those of others. Frenz worked intensively for many years with a team of autism and educational specialists, she is no longer identified as autistic or special needs.

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How to Be Human

With powerful words and pictures Florida Frenz chronicles her journey figuring out how to read facial expressions, how to make friends, how to juggle all the social cues that make school feel like a complicated maze. Diagnosed with autism as a two-year-old, Florida is now an articulate… View available downloads →