The Reason I Jump

Written by Naoki Higashida- a smart and self-aware thirteen-year-old boy with autism. It consists of 58 questions and answers that give a picture of autism by a boy who has sever communication problems. He wrote the book using an alphabet grid; a helper can then transcribe what he wants to tell us. Originally written in Japanese and translated into English by David Mitchell and his wife, K A Yoshida.

© 2007 Naoki Higashida
Audience: Parent, Professional
Contributors: Mitchell, David (David Stephen), author of introduction, translator, Yoshida, KA, translator, Recorded Books, LLC, Picasso, Tom, narrator