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May 23, 2012

Children’s Book Shows How Those With Autism Can Face Life With Courage

By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 04:48 PM EDT
Told from the author’s alter-ego, “The City of Wistmore - Book One” by Motesem Mansur reflects the life of one young man’s struggle with autism as he stares down prejudice

In “The City of Wistmore – Book One” (ISBN 1470066076), artist and writer Motesem Mansur pens a children’s book that shows the realities people living with autism face in a society that often does not understand their condition. It is the first of a planned series that will showcase the triumphs and tragedies of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

The story follows the character of Gloves. Gloves is a very gifted builder with severe autism. His job is to build beautiful, elaborate castles for the city of Wistmore. Unfortunately, his condition prevents him from speaking. It is his burning desire to chat just like everyone else in town. [ READ MORE ]

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