“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Rules. Written by Cynthia Lord. Scholastic Inc., c. 2006, 200 pp.
Reading Level: 780L
Synopsis: This story is about 12 year old Catherine and her brother, David who has Autism. She creates rules for David which she keeps in a sketchbook, so that he can learn how to function in society. After making friends with Jason and Kristi, Catherine begins to question normalcy and how she perceives her brother and herself.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: Great book for addressing Autism and other learning disabilities.
Content Area Connections: Science, Autism
Possible Areas of Concern: This book may be uncomfortable for some students if they have a sibling or know someone with Autism.