The Mind Tree: A Miraculous Child Breaks The Silence Of Autism

ISBN: 1559706996
ISBN 13: 9781559706995
By: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay John Fordham

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Autism Biography Biography Memoir Currently Reading Memoir Non Fiction Nonfiction Poetry Psychology To Read

Reader's Thoughts

Alyssa Sciortino

Amazing! I can not believe how eloquently Tito writes at only 11 yrs old. This is really an amazing piece/pieces of work; not only because of its insight into the mind 'locked in' by autism but simply because of the poetic and honest depth of his prose. I will definitely be buying this book in the future and recommending it to others. Be sure to also check out all of the amazing things Tito and his mother do in the autism community and the speech program they created called soma-rpm. Very cool stuff.

Sarah Oksiuta

I can't believe half this was written by an 8-yr old and the second half was written by him at the age of 11. Not to mention that he's autistic. What an eye-opening insight into autism, especially the impaired motor planning for some people. This book was very helpful to me as a special education teacher of preschool students when I read it back in 2005 and I had to read it again. So glad I did.

Jay

The poetry and narrative imagine a natural world of complex relationships, weaving together fiction and reality, with perception that lies somewhere in between.

Theresa

This is an amazing and enlightening book that will change your perception of people with autism.

Alana

This book was pretty amazing. I don't know if any of you have seen the documentary on the East Indian woman who was able to get her nonverbal Autistic son the speak through writing. Turns out they do have something to say and are perfectly aware of what you are saying to them. They just aren't capable of reciprical language. Awesome story.

Cheryl in CC NV

Ok, yes, it's amazing that a kid with autism can write so expressively. But let's look at it one step further. It's amazing that he can tell us so well what it feels like, to him, to be autistic, and to grow up with his mother and other caregivers and therapists. Another step further. It's amazing that any child can write so beautifully and insightfully.Don't gush over this out of pity. Admire it for a truly great book. It may not always be wonderfully enjoyable, and it's not for everyone, hence it's not getting 5 stars. But if you're interested, yes, do read it.

Jennifer

Wow. This was a crazy look into the mind of an autistic kid. He describes having two selves and the "normal" one just can't assert itself... fascinating.

Sutarman Ngadi

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Maher

It makes you cry to think a mind like that is locked inside an autistic kid's body. But then again, the same brilliance might not be there if he wasn't autistic.

Valarie

This is a beautiful story from the eyes of a young man with autism - and he was very young when he started writing this book! It is fragmented and lacks coherent narrative, as one would expect from any child's writing, but other than that, it far exceeded my expectations. The first two sections are about the author's early childhood and struggle to communicate, and the last part is a fictional story he created. It's amazing to read something written by someone so young that could easily be interpreted as genius literature.

Amy

Fascinating book. I worked with children diagnosed with Autism so I loved reading a book from a persons with Autism's perspective. It's written a little strangely, but it's a worth while read.

Julie p

Despite all the negitive talk about the techniques this woman espouses, this concept is interesting.

Melissa Jill

This book was interesting in that it was written by a boy with autism when he was between 8-14 years old. Tito is essentially non-verbal so the fact that he is as eloquent and "well-spoken" in writing as he is, is astounding. It was interesting to view the world from his perspective. But I'm only giving this book 2 stars because in the end, it was just ok. I liked the first three biographical sections of the book more than the last two which were fictional pieces written by Tito. And the book didn't really grab me. I don't think it will be memorable. But still -- the author behind the book is completely inspiring and I'm glad to know a little of his story.

Christopher

An amazing memoir from the perspective of someone who is profoundly autistic as well as profoundly sensitive, insightful, and poetic. Inspiring and thought provoking. It certainly reinforces the idea that one must always presume intelligence regardless of the appearance of disability.

Mohan Krishnan

An amazing opportunity into the mind of an really interesting (& really autistic) kiddo. Tito's story is heartwarming for everyone who has or cares about someone who has autism.

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