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Nonfiction Book Award Status: SILVERNonfiction Book Award - Silver Winner - 150


An uplifting and essential go-to guide, The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic gives readers all the advice and tools they’ll need to help them flourish and achieve what they want in life. Full of practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, school and mental health, and coping with anxiety and sensory overloads, award-winning neurodiversity campaigner Siena Castellon uses her own experiences to provide readers with the skills to overcome any challenge.

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Author Bio

Siena Castellon is a neurodiversity advocate who is passionate about changing stereotypes and misconceptions about autistic people and people with learning differences. Siena is autistic, dyslexic, and dyspraxic. She also has ADHD. When Siena was growing up, she was unable to find any books written specifically for autistic girls. So she decided to change this by writing the type of book she wished she could have benefited from during her tricky teenage years. In April 2020, Siena ran a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised enough funds to be able to give a copy of her book to every girl’s state secondary school in the United Kingdom.

Her greatest wish is that her neurodiversity advocacy will make others realize that being different is a strength, and students will be empowered to embrace their uniqueness and be proud of who they are.



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