Type: Unabridged ISBN-13: 978-1-935430-82-7
Item Number: ABCD 082
Package: 3 CD Audiobook Length: 2 Hr 48 Min
Published: May 2012
Availability: Out of stock. Backorder policy ACTIVE Price: $39.95
When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry—each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives. To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow, or a dog, or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.
"A well-written, admiring and thought-provoking protrait." Kirkus Reviews
"Lively, well-worded narrative...For librarians who struggle to find well-written biographies of women, this is a must-buy." STARRED REVIEW School Library Journal