Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism /

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by Suskind, Ron.
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Physical details: 358 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm. Subject(s): Suskind, Owen. | Suskind, Ron --Family. | Autistic children --United States --Biography. | Parents of autistic children --United States --Biography. | Autistic children --Family relationships --United States. | Autistic children --United States --Language. | Interpersonal communication --United States. | Disney, Walt, --1901-1966 --Characters. | Animated films --Psychological aspects. 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Bluefield High School 618.82 SUS Available

"Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive"-- Provided by publisher.