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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sy Montgomery Narrator: Meredith Mitchell Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry—each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives.

To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow or a dog or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Montgomery’s book not only tells the powerful story of one amazing womans life journey but also has potential to help readers understand autistic people and [understand] animals.”

    Horn Book

  • “[A] lively, well-worded narrative...For librarians who struggle to find well-written biographies of women, this is a must-buy.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals’ lives…A well written, admiring, and thought-provoking portrait.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2013 ALA Notable Book: Children’s Recording
  • A Finalist Honoree for the 2013 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award
  • Finalist for the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
  • Finalist for the 2014 Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award
  • Finalist for the 2012 Cybils Award
  • A 2012 New York Public Library Recommended Book for Young Readers

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna | 2/19/2014

    " Sy Montgomery does an admirable job of describing what it is like to be an autistic person whose senses are on fire. She had Grandin's full participation in writing this biography, which includes tips and resources for autistic kids and for kids who are interested in animal rights and welfare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/10/2014

    " Fascinating biography. I feel like I learned a lot not only about Temple Grandin, but also about the autism spectrum in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mindy | 2/8/2014

    " Interesting book. A non-fiction that students would be interested. Good as a non-fiction read aloud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ginny Fisher | 2/3/2014

    " What an interesting lady! It is amazing how she has used her differences as strengths to help so many other people (and animals!). "

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