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Win, read and review copies of The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida, translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida

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The number one bestseller The Reason I Jump by by Naoki Higashida, translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida, is now a documentary film!

Release date in the UK is scheduled for 18th June, and the film has already won Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards.

‘It will stretch your vision of what it is to be human’ The Times

What is it like to have autism? How can we know what a person – especially a child – with autism is thinking and feeling?

This ground-breaking book, written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, provides some answers. Severely autistic and non-verbal, Naoki learnt to communicate by using a ‘cardboard keyboard’ – and what he has to say gives a rare insight into an autistically-wired mind.

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