About the Book
Jaxon’s older brother Syd is smart – REALLY smart. But all Jaxon wants is someone to play with. As Jaxon starts to see more and more how Syd has trouble interacting with other kids, he is torn between loyalty to his brother and the frustration of having a sibling who is “different”. It is only when Syd finally gets the support he needs that the whole family is able to move forward in hope and healing.
The Two Trees is a poignant story that gives a glimpse into the difficulties of having a high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) child in the family. As told from a sibling perspective, it is both an exploration and celebration of brotherly love despite challenging circumstances, metaphorically reflected in the growth of two trees planted at the beginning of the story. The Two Trees is a must-read for all parents and kids, ASD families, educators, and anyone who has witnessed or felt the sting of being left out, bullied, or misunderstood.
“I was raking leaves when I saw that Syd’s tree was still way smaller than mine. I felt bad. But I also felt mad, because Mom never made Syd do as many chores as me. And I missed playing with Evan. So I kicked Syd’s tree. Then I tried to pull it out.
Mom came outside.“Jaxon, what are you doing?” she yelled.
Still tugging on Syd’s tree, I yelled back, “I’m tired of being…the older…younger brother!”
About the Author
Sally Meadows is a two-time national award nominated singer/songwriter, author, educator, and speaker who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sally is a contributor to the #1 bestselling book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada” (2014) as well as the internationally published “Organized Obstacles: An Underdog Anthology” (2014). Sally has released two CDs, Red & White (2013) and “Turn the Page” (2012), both of which contain songs that were shortlisted for The Word Awards, Canada’s largest and most prestigious awards for those writing from a Christian perspective.
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