The Special Connection: Two Authors Speak About Autism in Maplewood

You’ve come a long way Chicken Boy. The clever children’s story–about a boy with autism and super powers–won the Mee-Genius e-Books Author Challenge last March and is now available for only $2.99 on the website or in paperback at Words Bookstore in Maplewood. The local author, Gregory G. Allen, will be talking about his publishing journey at Words this Sunday.  He believed in this book so much because it was inspired by his autistic godson Gabe, an imaginative and creative boy who plays just like other children. Chicken Boy is told from an autistic kid’s point-of-view, which makes it different and original.

 

 

Another autism expert, author, Lena McCalla Njee, will also speak at Words this month. She teaches these special kids and shares inspiring stories from her personal experience in her book, Hope as a Mother’s Savior. Along with the insightful anecdotes, Njee includes reference information about autism.

Check out these free author talks this weekend and the next:

Chicken Boy
Who: All ages
What: Author Gregory G. Allen discusses his children’s picture book
Where: Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Hope as a Mother’s Savior
Who: All ages
What: A discussion with author and autism expert Lena McCalla Njee
Where: Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

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