“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” – George Eliot
Morgan is a young adult on the autism spectrum. If she is overwhelmed by a new situation, or “too many friends”, the first thing you are likely to see is the challenges of autism. When you greet her, instead of saying hello, she may say “I’m tired” or “I’m done” and walk away, leaving you to wonder what just happened. 😉 A first impression can be very deceptive. For this reason, my daughter and I co-authored 52 Blue Mondays, to give you a look beyond the cover.
Page by page, 52 Blue Mondays gives you the opportunity to see the rest of the story. It gives Morgan the time she needs to show you who she really is. As you view her collection of quotable quotes, photo-moments and original art work, you will get to know her strengths, and the beauty of autism. You will laugh with her, root for her, and maybe even see a little of your honest self in her.
A look inside:
There are Morgans in every community; young adults with disabilities who have their own stories to tell, and gifts to offer. Our hope is that you will get to know them, enjoy them, engage and employ them.
“To me there is nothing blue about 52 Blue Mondays! Each page brought a smile to my face as Morgan and Tammy gave us a first-hand glimpse in to the world of autism and the wonderful blessing that a child with autism can be to a loving family. In 52 Blue Mondays, I not only hear the beautiful sound of the voice of autism, but I also see the dedication and love that a mom and dad devote to their child.” – Jerry Salley – Songwriter – Singer, Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “One of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths” , “2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year” with over 400 songs recorded in his multi-award winning career.
52 Blue Mondays shows a glimpse of life with Morgan, a young adult with autism, and her unique view on life. Morgan says what many of us are thinking without fear of judgment! We can all learn from her honesty, humor, and passion about life! This book is charming, engaging, and real! – Dr. Misty Vetter Parsley, Director of Special Education Programs, Assistant Professor of Education, Lipscomb University
Until Next Time,
Know The Hope!