Callie is very proud of her brother Charlie. He's good at so many things -- swimming, playing the pia, running fast. And Charlie has a special way with animals, especially their dog, Harriett. But sometimes Charlie gets very quiet. His words get locked inside him, and he seems far away. Then, when Callie and Charlie start to play, Charlie is back to laughing, holding hands, having fun. Charlie is like any other boy - and he has autism. In this story, told from a sister's point of view, we meet a family whose oldest son teaches them important lessons about togetherness, hope, tolerance, and love. Holly Robinson Peete, bestselling author, actress, and national autism spokesperson, has paired with her daughter, Ryan, to co-author this uplifting book based on their own personal experiences with Holly's son and Ryan's brother, RJ, who has autism.
Holly Robinson Peete is the author of the 2006 Quill Award Sports Book of the Year, GET YOUR OWN DAMN BEER--I'M WATCHING THE GAME: A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVING PRO FOOTBALL, based on her 14 years of NFL wifedom--she is married to Rodney Peete, ex-quarterback for the Washington Redskins. Holly is most known for her roles on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and 21 Jump Street. Holly and Rodney founded the HollyRod foundation, dedicated to providing medical, physical, and emotional support to those suffering with debilitating life circumstances, especially Parkinson's Disease.