The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca


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This book shares the story of Dr. Temple Grandin, a scientist who received a diagnosis of autism at an early age. As a determined visual thinker, Dr. Grandin was able to overcome obstacles, invent things to improve farms around the world, and teach others new ways to support children who have unique minds too!

This book is part of the Amazing Scientists book collection, teaching children about the lives of scientists and using illustrations and rhyming for engagement. Each book consists of a complete biography, a colorful timeline, fun facts, and a personal note from the highlighted scientist.

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