Temple Grandin

Philomel. (She Persisted). Apr. 2022. 80p. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9780593353530; pap. $5.99. ISBN 9780593353554.
Gr 1-4–When Temple Grandin was a baby, her mother worried about her reluctance to speak and her dislike of being held. Assessments by doctors concluded that Grandin had autism. Her mother worked with her, sent her to private schools and soon realized Grandin had the ability to create models with tools. An opportunity to spend time on a relative’s farm inspired her to develop empathy towards animals. She went on to develop inventions for the humane treatment of cattle and pigs so that they can live their short lives without fear or pain. In the process, Grandin learned about herself and others on the autism spectrum while becoming an advocate for the autistic. In clear, simple prose Miller-Lachmann carefully relates Grandin’s life and struggles to succeed. She provides the highlights of Grandin’s career with interesting facts, such as how fast-food companies have employed her to oversee their handling of animals. Miller-Lachmann’s deft narrative is inspiring, informative, and engaging.
VERDICT This title is an interesting and readable introduction to a person who has employed her unique way of thinking to revolutionize the meat-processing industry. A solid addition to young nonfiction collections.

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