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The San Rafael Public Library Joins Libraries Worldwide in Largest Digital Book Club Engaging and informative “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic.” E-book and audiobook are now available for reading and global discussion. – Thursday, March 23, 2020-April 13, 2020 

San Rafael Public Library patrons can join thousands of readers around the world in laughter and learning during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From March 23–April 13. 

Booklovers can enjoy stand-up comic Michael McCreary’s hilarious yet insightful memoir, Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic, from their public library as an ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds! San Rafael Public Library readers can join by visiting https://marinet.overdrive.com/ or downloading the Libby app https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/, then discussing online at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/ 

Big Library Read is available in over 22,000 libraries and schools around the world, including more than 90 percent of public libraries in North America. It is facilitated by Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.  

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is stand-up comic Michael McCreary’s memoir in which he points out that autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain into something empowering—and funny. This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.  

Big Library Read is an international reading program that simultaneously connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is the 21st selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/. The free program runs for two weeks and only requires a library card from a Marin County public library to get started.  

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic was published by Annick Press and can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.  

Hope you can join us! 

 

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