The Resource Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world, by Sy Montgomery

Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world, by Sy Montgomery

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Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world
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Temple Grandin
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how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world
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by Sy Montgomery
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Language
eng
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2013
  • Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Middle Grades Science Book, 2013.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 6 – 8 — Montgomery paints a picture of a woman who overcame enormous odds to be highly successful in her chosen career as an animal scientist, designing humane livestock facilities. Although autism can be a devastating diagnosis, Grandin's own words help readers understand why she says her autism adds a dimension to her life that she would not want to be without. The descriptions of the many people who knew her when she was a child and the ways they either helped or hindered her progress give a clear understanding of some of the obstacles in her path. Montgomery includes a thorough explanation of the disorder, helping readers to comprehend this atypical neuropathy. The lively, well-worded narrative is complemented by ample use of photographs and Grandin's complicated drawings of her inventions. For librarians who struggle to find well-written biographies of women, this is a must-buy.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD --Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo (Reviewed April 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 04, p187)
  • The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals' lives. From earliest childhood, Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, stood out with her "odd" ways. Her own father wanted to institutionalize his "retarded" child. Luckily Temple had friends who appreciated her creative mind and a mother who steadfastly believed in her and sought out schools, teachers and therapists who began to help develop her many talents, including a fierce intellect. A kindly high-school teacher led her to realize that her career lay in science. Today Grandin is a world authority and consultant on the respectful, humane treatment of animals raised for food and has designed groundbreaking facilities and equipment that protect livestock from fear and suffering--because her autism permits her to think the way animals do. (Animal lovers particularly may find some descriptions of ranching and slaughterhouse practices hard to take.)Montgomery makes a compelling argument that though one never outgrows autism, it doesn't condemn those who have it to unproductive lives, and an appendix, "Temple's Advice for Kids on the Spectrum," provides first-hand wisdom. Photos and diagrams depict Grandin's work as well as documenting her early life and career. A well written, admiring and thought-provoking portrait. (foreword by Grandin, index, facts about autism and factory farming) (Nonfiction. 10-13)(Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2012)
Biography type
individual biography
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10107427
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DLC
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Montgomery, Sy
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Grandin, Temple
  • Animal scientists
  • Animal specialists
  • Women animal specialists
  • Autistic people
  • Animal welfare
  • Livestock
  • Livestock
Target audience
juvenile
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how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world
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Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world, by Sy Montgomery
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-138) and index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
147 p.
Isbn
9780547443157
Lccn
2011039911
Other physical details
col. ill.
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  • (Sirsi) o744293667
  • (Sirsi) o744293667
  • (OCoLC)744293667
Label
Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world, by Sy Montgomery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-138) and index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
147 p.
Isbn
9780547443157
Lccn
2011039911
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o744293667
  • (Sirsi) o744293667
  • (OCoLC)744293667

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