The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Naoki Higashida

This fascinating and somewhat odd book was written by nonverbal autistic 13-year-old Naoki Higashida, and was recently made available in English by the author of Cloud Atlas, who is the father of an autistic child. It has won numerous accolades and been called “remarkable” and “eye-opening.” Higashida gives us front row seat into his autistic mind and life, which is a rare treat for readers.