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BIG LIBRARY READ --- Funny, You Don't Look Autistic by Michael McCreary

24/03/2020

Ottawa Public Library staff members hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy in your corner of Ottawa. In light of everything happening with COVID-19, one way to bring our community together during this time is with the next BIG LIBRARY READ, which has now even begun one week early! Big Library Read connects readers around the world with the same book at the same time without any waitlists or holds. This Big Library Read campaign is running from Monday March 23rd 2020 to Monday April 13th 2020.

This Spring's 2020 BIG LIBRARY READ title is a teen non-fiction autobiography written by Michael McCreary. In McCreary's memoir Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum, he quickly points out how autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This 20 something comedian provides other "Aspie" readers with some advice and laughs on how he attempted to navigate through school, friendships, and relationships. Now borrow Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum to join this global online eBook club. This title is also available to borrow in downloadable Audiobook format. 

After finishing Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum, readers can join the conversation using Big Library Read online discussion board via https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/. By sharing your thoughts on social media and using hashtag #biglibraryread, you have the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet. Why don't you check out this title now? It's convenient with no holds or waitlist times. Enjoy!

 

Image: Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum
By McCreary, Michael
Image: Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum
By McCreary, Michael