Celeste Johnson Teaches Young Readers About Autism in New Children’s Book

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The Beez family brings home new baby brother with special needs in ‘The Beez Brothers’.

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Children will learn along with the Beez family as they come to understand more and more about autism and how to help Dollar Bill grow into a happy, healthy bee.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 88 children have been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. When author Celeste Johnson’s great-grandson was diagnosed with autism, she saw a need to teach children about autism as her other great-grandchildren learned about the disorder through their brother. Her debut children’s book, “The Beez Brothers: Baby Brother has Autism” (published by Trafford Publishing), is designed to not only entertain children, but also to teach them about autism.

The Beez family is so excited to welcome a new baby brother, Dollar Bill, into their hive, but something is different about the baby. While other babies are cooing and calling “mama,” Dollar Bill is quiet and prefers to show his family what he wants rather than asking for it. The Beez family quickly learns that Dollar Bill has autism.

Children will learn along with the Beez family as they come to understand more and more about autism and how to help Dollar Bill grow into a happy, healthy bee.

“I believe young readers can learn how to recognize and cope with autism and to understand that children with special needs have their own way of dealing with life’s challenges,” Johnson says. “It is important for all children to understand that there is no need to bully anyone because they’re different.”

“The Beez Brothers”
By Celeste Johnson
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781466997677
E-Book | 36 pages | ISBN 9781466997660
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
Celeste Johnson was born and raised in Muskogee, Okla. She served on many advisory boards such as WISH, HeadStart and Make Muskogee More Beautiful. She also served five years on the Muskogee School Board. She financed, designed and oversaw the building of the African Kitchen restaurant in the local mall, as well as served as the local and state president of the NAACP.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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