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For the first time this year, Reading Together will feature a more age-appropriate title for younger readers.

In Laura J. Burns' The Case of the Prank That Stank, seventh-graders Agatha Wong and Orville Wright, who has Asperger's syndrome, try to prove that the prank they organized did not cause the fire that burned down their rival school's field house.

Thursday March 29, 2007 7:00 PM -

Speaking from the Spectrum

A panel of individuals who have been diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s syndrome share what it’s like to see the world from somewhere on the spectrum. Panelists include John Argo, Jacob Mills and Adam Parmenter.

John Argo worked at the Crossroads Theater for several years as a ticket taker. John loves to compute math problems in his head and sometimes asks people to give him a math problem for a challenge.

Jacob Mills is an 8th grade student at Schoolcraft Middle School. A talented artist, he especially enjoys drawing cartoon characters.  

Adam Parmenter is an an IT validation specialist with Pfizer. He has two children with autism and has been informally diagnosed with autism himself.

Moderators include Angela Telfer, principal at Croyden and director of KRESA’s autism program, and Brenda Gagie, Kalamazoo RESA teacher consultant for students with ASD.

Location: KPL Central

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Past Books

2006: The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien2005: The Color of Water, by James McBride2004: Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich2003: Fehrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
   Questions? Contact Joan Hawxhurst: readingtogether@kpl.gov or (269) 553-7913.