Seventeen year-old Marcelo is on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. When his father urges him to spend the summer working at the firms mailroom, will he make it in "the real world"? "The bravest, most original hero I've met in years." NYTimes
Common Core Alignment:
RL.11-12.6. Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
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