Daring David Autism Awareness

Daring David Autism Awareness


As Melville Elementary School celebrates Autism Awareness Month, David enjoys being paired with his brother Allen, who has autism. David enjoys working with Annabelle, his partner, and Allen during their Peer Buddies sessions. David also gives some really good advice to Miguel, who is experiencing an unpleasant situation involving a friend in Mrs. Connelly’s special education class. David defends one of Mrs. Connelly’s students, who is called Bad News by one of his classmates. David passionately shares the knowledge his mom relayed to him about kids with autism. Mrs. Mitchell intervenes and has the class create a list called “How to Be a Friend.” This list is helpful to everyone. Her students have grown a lot from this experience and exposure to Mrs. Connelly’s class. They have become more friendly and understanding toward one another.

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Product ID: 17598ISBN: 978-1-94782-938-1.


Grades 2–6 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-94782-938-1 | Lexile: 830 | GRL: S | English


  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today at home, in school, and in the community
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity and uncertainty
  • Engages students of diverse cultures to achieve their own goals in life

About the Author:

Linda Taylor taps into her twenty-five years as a schoolteacher to write books that inspire students to acknowledge their feelings and work together to solve problems. Throughout her career as a teacher and more recently as an author, Linda has been passionate about nurturing children and giving them the skills to be the best they can be. Linda is also the author of the Amazing Annabelle series published by Lightswitch Learning.


“A fun, true-to-life, and educational story that can be enjoyed by children of all ages. David is a shining example for any student who finds him- or herself in a sticky situation. Despite difficulties, he navigates his surroundings with undeniable wit, as his inner strength and determination grows each day.”
—Liana Taylor, student

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