Samuel, the main character is a six-year-old boy that has the amazing ability to share his life as he manages his autism. Raising autism awareness in our community through the lens of a child has favorable outcomes. This relatable story provides insight on how Samuel promotes anti-bully behavior. The book is equipped with an autism guide and anti-bullying worksheet.
“Will You Be My Friend? is an educational, celebratory children’s book that teaches our kids about embracing the things that make us different and welcoming those differences in other people.” — Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, City of Columbus, Ohio
Reading Will You Be My Friend? with your children or to students is the perfect way to open up a discussion about children with special needs, accepting differences, celebrating differences, respecting and including others. —LaVerne Thomas, Grade 3 Teacher, Grindstone Elementary School, Berea, Ohio
Will you be my friend? This book makes it understandable for anyone that may not understand autism and some of its characteristics. Sam accepts being different and recognizes that we all are different. I loved how he recognizes that. It is a great read. — Salina Miller, Diversity & Inclusion, Milestone Autism Resources, Cleveland, OH
Will You Be My Friend is available in print and eBook formats.
Will You Be My Friend?
Illustrated by Freddie Crocheron
Publisher: KP Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-950936-11-3 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-950936-17-5 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-950936-12-0 (Ebook)
Available at www.knowledgepowerbooks.com, amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble Bookstore
About The Author### Angela Ramos Fields is the creator of the character, Samuel, a six-year-old boy with autism. She is the mother of a son with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Angela is the president of Emerging Autism Solutions, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, whose mission is providing skill acquisition and employment placement for those on the autism spectrum. She has served on several executive committees and task forces for autism-related organizations. She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, and in her free time, she enjoys speaking on autism related topics.