My Name is Zuma

A Story about Autism

by Isaac Osae-Brown & Illustrated by George Franco



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 31/10/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 44
ISBN : 9781796052695
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 44
ISBN : 9781796052688
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 44
ISBN : 9781796052701

About the Book

Zuma is a 12-year-old boy with autism, from California. Sometimes, Zuma feels discouraged because he is not as popular among the kids in his community. His potential is trapped; locked inside his mind. While other kids can describe their thoughts with words, Zuma thinks in pictures. He struggles with words, and has a hard time expressing himself. His dad is stressed out, and unhappy. Luckily, help comes from professionals who know the perfect strategy to bring out Zuma’s potential to read, speak, and play. They understand that Zuma is not the only one who is different; everyone is. They help Zuma and his family to understand that individuals with disabilities are just as capable as everyone else. Zuma confronts his fears, and ultimately, sets the stage for inclusive education.

About the Author

Isaac Osae-Brown earned his Master degree in Special Education at the California State University, Dominguez - Hills. He also received his Administrative Service Credential from the same university to manage public schools and provide instruction to all students with multiple disabilities including autism. Currently, Isaac works with the Los Angeles public school district as an education specialist and a mentor in the Teacher Induction Program Support (TIPS) in Compton, California. Isaac has published several newspaper articles focusing on Special Education. MY NAME IS ZUMA is his first published picture book. Isaac lives in Long Beach California with his wife and two adult children.