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Neurodiversity In Kid’s Books


Listen in today as Reid Miles, from Inside the Aspergers Studio, hosts a show where he welcomes author and advocate, Sivan Hong.  Sivan is the author of Super Fun Day Books.  Her books include  “Benny J. and the Horrible Halloween”,  “George J. and the Miserable Monday” and “Emily D. and the Fearful First Day“.  They are inspiring books that focus on neurodiverse children who overcome their challenges with perseverance and bravery.  Reid talks to Sivan about why she began writing books that focus on the neurodiverse, how she came to also be the illustrator among many other topics.  They also discuss the pandemic, wearing masks, and how she and her family dealt with lockdown.   This is one of Reid’s favorite episodes, so sit back and enjoy. Sivan Hong’s career spans over two decades in several industries and professions, including holding esteemed positions as a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and former partner at The Bridgespan Group. Today, Sivan authors and illustrates the best-selling children’s book series The Super Fun Day Books, including Benny J. and the Horrible Halloween, George J. and the Miserable Monday, Emily D. and the Fearful First Day and Avery G., and the Scary End of School.  Her inspiring books focus on neurodiverse children, who overcome their challenges with perseverance and bravery.  Sivan also serves as a Trustee on the Boards of the Westport Public Library, the Rita Allen Foundation, Multicultural Children’s Book Day, and the ASPCA.  When she’s not working, Sivan enjoys being a wife to her lovely husband and a mother to their two wonderful children.  They have a dog and cat and live in Connecticut.

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