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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

ASD SYNDROME:
ENHANCING THE DIFFERENCE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

Hans Christian Andersen, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, James Joyce.
Sir Isaac Newton , Henry Cavendish ,Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein.
Michelangelo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton, Andy Warhol
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla, Greta Thunberg…

Famous names, how many times have we heard them?
Scientists, inventors, artists, film directors, musicians, writers, activists.
What do they have in common, then?
They were all diagnosed or recognized as presenting ASD disorders.

is an internationally recognized day on 2nd April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world.

What’s more, World Autism Awareness Day goes one step further to celebrate the unique talents of those with autism, while putting a huge focus on the warm embrace and welcome that these skills deserve through community events around the globe.

Our mission is to encourage awareness and to support diversity, and on this day we too, as a Publishing Agency, feel the need to talk about a sensible topic that our kids need to know.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR
BRAND NEW 2020 Rights Catalogue!

The Freedom to Be Ourselves

SETTENOVE

UPSIDE DOWN – LITTLE ADA’S STORY

Picture Book

As a newborn, instead of screaming “Uééé, uééé”, she had screamed: «Éééu, éééu». She slept in the day and was awaken at night. Her father was leaning her on the cradle while she wanted to be lifted. He lifted her and she wanted to lie down. She called “mom” “dad” and “dad” “mom” and growing up she even started walking backwards. Ada’s story deals with the topic of the Asperger Syndrome in a very delicate way emphasizing the aspect of freedom and the right to be welcome in our own diversity and peculiar “uniqueness”. It will then be a gym teacher to teach Ada a trick to live in harmony with others around her while remaining truly herself.

Target: Picture Books, 4+
Format: 22 x 22 cm – Pages: 36
Binding: Hardcover
Texts: Guia Risari
Illustrations: Francesca Buonanno

Where uniqueness lies

SETTENOVE

IF A CHILD

Picture Book

If a child is not the same as everyone else — if he is shy, if he arrives late, if he sees things in his own way, if he does not believe in what everyone believes in, he risks being labeled as a “different” child. But every child is different and it’s precious in his own way. To discover his preciousness you have to give up judgments, open your mind, take a step towards other people. A picture book with changes of perspective that invite us to go beyond prejudice and to seek every day the wonderful encounter with the other ones around us.


Target: Picture Books, 4+
Format: 22 x 28 cm – Pages: 32
Binding: Hardcover
Texts: Davide Musso
Illustrations: Anna Forlati

Childhood Challenges Seen from the Spectrum of Autism

AMANUENSE

FIVE BLOCKS

Picture Book

For Samantha, the way to reach the coast can be longer than the only five blocks between her house and the beach. She adjusts her glasses, checks that her flip-flops are not worn upside down and empties the backpack for the third time to make sure she has everything she needs: bucket with handle for water, ready! Three plastic blades for playing, two of different sizes and one to lend, ready! Repellent, bronzer, cocoa lip cream, ready! Two towels, one with hood and a spare one, ready!
She finally adjusts the backpack again, she confirms once again: to have the flip-flops put on correctly: the right one on the right foot and the left on the left foot, and then starts beating palms!

First place in the National Literature «Prize to the Letters» Contest in the Children’s and Juvenile Literature for Unpublished Works, Uruguay 2019.

Target: Picture Books, 8+
Format: 18,5 x 25,5 cm – Pages: 32
Texts: Gabriela Mirza
Illustrations: Alicia Baladan

GABRIELE CLIMA

ROBY WHO CAN FLY

Fiction 7+

Roby, since from an early age, flies with the wind. For him flying is not a game, to him it’s like living, it’s like breathing. And since no one can live without breathing, Roby sometimes opens his arms and let himself be carried away, flying with the birds or with the tufts of poplars playing in the air. The teacher sees him and shakes him. – Roby – she asks him, – Where are you? Come back to us. Roby apologizes and gets back to reality, for a while. He knows it. Everybody keeps telling him: children have to learn to keep their feet on the ground. But it’s no use, Roby is like that. And in fact, ten minutes later, he opens his arms and goes away, again, with the wind. A tender and wonderfully written story on hyperactivity, on the management of emotions by hyperactive children and on the relational modalities to be known for parents and educators to deal with such situations.


Target: Fiction, 7+
Format: 14 x 20,5 cm – Pages: 76
Binding: Softcover
Texts: Gabriele Clima
Illustrations: Cristiana Cerretti

A tender and funny story about the fantastic relationship
between a cat and a boy

GABRIELE CLIMA

THE PURRING CHILD

Fiction 7+

The book narrates the adventures of Pepe, a very special pet cat. One day, in the tenement, No, a decidedly bizarre little human, arrives: No does not speak like humans, he does not think like humans and does not behave like humans. And this is why humans keep him locked up, like a dog, but worse than for a dog, because dogs are taken out from time to time. A tender and funny story, a strange friendship between a cat living indoor and an autistic child that has the feel of a thriller, but with a bit of humor and a bit of adventure.

Target: Fiction, 7+
Format: 12 x 19 cm
Pages: 160
Binding: Softcover
Texts: Gabriele Clima
Illustrations: Ilaria Campana

English sample translation available
Rights sold: Turkey

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