It’s time for another competition! We have two copies of the fantastic The Reason I Jump, written by Naoki Higashida and translated by the British author David Mitchell, up for grabs.
The Reason I Jump is written by thirteen-year-old Naoki Higashida, an exceptionally smart Japanese boy with autism. The book reads as a very unique memoir, in which Naoki addresses a number of questions about his autism – including ‘why do you jump?’
This book is a wonderful read in itself and the story of how it became an international best-seller is very heartwarming. A few years after Naoki’s book was published in Japanese, the author David Mitchell discovered it while searching for books to help him better understand his own son’s autism. He translated the book into English and it has since been translated into over thirty languages, offering parents, family members and friends of people with autism a new insight into the condition.
This competition is to celebrate the upcoming July release of Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight, the highly-anticipated sequel to The Reason I Jump. Now as a young man, Naoki Higashida he shares his thoughts and experiences as a young man, exploring a range of topics from education, identity, family and society to personal growth. You can pre-order it here.
Incidentally, David Mitchell is one of my absolute favourite authors and I previously reviewed some of his books and The Reason I Jump on my blog, so feel free to scroll back through my book reviews!
How to win ‘The Reason I Jump’ (UK only)
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Get your entries in by Friday 12th May 8pm! The two winners will then be contacted for their postal addresses.