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February 6, 2021
I love this book. My son is on the spectrum. I love buying books with black boys with autism. This is an important conversation that needs to be had in our community.
Julie J. Abney
Perfect for elementary school
December 9, 2020
In my 20+ year career in education, I can't begin to estimate the number of books I've read to my classes. I do know that until I read "Davis Speaks" only one other non-chapter book moved me to tears (happy tears)-- and that book was "Mars Needs Moms". In that book, the mother performs a selfless act, which always tugs at my heartstrings, because as mother, I can absolutely relate. I had not anticipated that "Davis Speaks" would cause a similar response. This book is so well written and takes a sometimes scary diagnosis and humanizes as well as normalizes it. I loved the way the story is told through poetry/prose-- yet, it still covers some deep content from various perspectives. I can see this title being used everywhere from schools, counselors, doctors, families, etc, because it offers a glimpse into the lives of a family faced with navigating the everyday challenges that a diagnosis like Autism can bring. The authors are both brave and transparent in their literary rendering and this book left me wanting to read more about Nicholas, Davis and their future adventures. I appreciated the way that the storyline was realistic and not "dreamy" in the sense of "and they all lived happily ever-after", but instead focuses on the unconditional love between two brothers. I've already ordered a third copy for a friend and plan to share it with my school librarian and administrator so we can get multiple copies for students at my school. It correlates easily with multiple ELA, and Social Studies standards across the curriculum. It would also be easy to extend the lesson by creating assignments and activities for students to complete before, during and after the reading. The possibilities are endless as to how I plan to use this book in my class. I can hardly wait to introduce my students to Nicholas and Davis. BRAVO to the author and co-author and please don't keep us waiting too long for the next installment!!
A story for all
January 20, 2021
This book shows the love of a family and the bond between brothers. It’s a great book to teach young children that there are differences amongst us and that’s what makes us all unique!
Heartfelt True Story
January 4, 2021
This is a heartfelt true story of two brothers who journey together through life learning how to appreciate each others gifts. Davis, the baby brother, has autism. Older brother Nicholas, learns how to cope with having an extra special little brother, and eventually they both learn how to communicate with each other…This book did a great job capturing this genuine bond between the siblings, so much that it brought tears to our eyes. Truly special*…I only wish I had ordered the hard cover (which I thought I did). So, we're going to order the hard cover and donate the soft cover to my husband's autistic students classroom. I'm so sure they would love this one!
Davis Spoke Amazingly
December 12, 2020
The story and illustrations are amazing! It’s a great story anyone who is trying to understand autism. I definitely recommend to get this if you’re a teacher or parent.
A very good read!
December 11, 2020
A good true story about a brother’s love!
Wonderful story of brotherly love!
December 9, 2020
Living with Autism
December 8, 2020
Awesome story that shares the love a big brother has for his younger brother who is autistic. A great read for everyone!!!