SOURCE: Author Rebecca Woods

Author Rebecca Woods

May 29, 2012 07:30 ET

Autism Author Rebecca Woods Celebrates Children's Awareness Month With Vroman's Book Signing -- 6/24

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - Former special education teacher turned novelist, Rebecca Woods will offer a book reading and signing for "Living Through Charlie," a story of the obstacles faced by a learning-disabled child and his parents inside an elite private school community, Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Vroman's Bookstore located at 695 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, during Children's Awareness Month in June.

Children's Awareness Month focuses on the importance of creating safe environments for children, a very important piece of the puzzle for a child with autism.

"Not every family wants their children to go to exclusive private schools like the Nortons in 'Living Through Charlie,'" says author Rebecca Woods. "But I knew this environment was rich with prejudice and exclusion so it was the perfect setting to illustrate the idea that a mother can't feel secure and accepted until her child feels the same. What an awesome issue to explore during Children's Awareness Month!"

Woods is available for comment on private school education, her experiences as a mother of a child with Asperger's Syndrome or other media inquiries or speaking engagements. Please contact Jess Block, Publicist, at 909-706-8525 or

ABOUT AUTHOR REBECCA WOODS: Rebecca Woods, author of "Living Through Charlie," attended the UCLA Writer's Program and Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She is a former private school and special education school drama teacher, and is the mother of two grown children with learning disabilities. She lives in Southern California with her husband where she is working on her second novel.

ABOUT LIVING THROUGH CHARLIE: A Kirkus Star reviewed book, "Living Through Charlie" is the story of the obstacles faced by the mother of a learning-disabled child inside an elite private school community. While Charlie, a young boy with Asperger's Syndrome, teaches his mother to love and accept him for who he is, she learns to love and accept herself in the process. Kirkus Reviews described "Living Through Charlie" as "An irreverent but stylish critique of a privileged social milieu" and gave it the Kirkus Star recognizing it as a book of "remarkable merit."

TITLE: Living Through Charlie
AUTHOR: Rebecca Woods
PAGES: 252 pages
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace (February 9, 2012)
ON SALE: Available now
PRICE: $14.99 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 1466357371
ISBN-13: 978-1466357372

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