Friday, June 27, 2014

July's Let's READ English book selection, The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida, July 11.

"Let's READ English" is a monthly book discussion group at the Carnegie Library in Oakland for English as a Second Language readers.
We will read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve our vocabulary and practice our English reading and conversational skills. And have FUN!
July's selection is The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida. A summary from NPR:
A journey into the mind of a remarkable 13-year-old Japanese boy with severe autism shares firsthand insights into a variety of experiences associated with the disorder, from behavioral traits and misconceptions to perceptions about the world and social awareness. Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida.
Further commentary in this 2013 New York Times review.

The next meeting is Friday, July 11, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the Large Print Room of the Carnegie Library in Oakland (map). Registration is required, and can be done so online at the event listing.