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'My Brother Charlie' Addresses Autism From A Twin's Point Of View

Having a sibling with autism can be challenging, as kids with autism often struggle to connect with other children. These frustrations inspired actress Holly Robinson Peete to co-write a book with her daughter, Ryan Elizabeth, about Ryan's twin brother, R.J.. The book, My Brother Charlie, won an NAACP Image award.

Guests:

  • Holly Robinson Peete is an actress and a board member of Autism Speaks. She travels the globe on behalf of autism causes.
  • Shane Evans is the illustrator of more than 30 children's books. He lives in Kansas City.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.