Autism Brings ‘The Accidental Teacher’ to Baldwin Public Library

“The primary reward for human toil is not what you get for it, but what you become by it.”  Such are John Ruskin’s words by which author Annie Lubliner Lehmann has chosen to live.

A freelance writer for the past 25 years, Mrs. Lehmann has published in both The Detroit Free Press as well as The New York Times. However, it is for her debut work The Accidental Teacher:  Life Lessons from My Silent Son that she will be making several upcoming Michigan appearances.

Annie Lehmann’s son Jonah was born with severe autism. Now in his 20’s, Lehmann reflects on the journey of raising a son with this frustrating and challenging diagnosis. Dedicated to “Jonah and all those with autism who speak volumes without saying a word,” The Accidental Teacher is touted “…as a must-read for anyone who has been personally touched by a major life challenge.”

A Michigan resident, Annie Lehmann is married and has three children. Jonah, her eldest son, is the inspiration for this memoir. The Baldwin Public Library will proudly present Annie Lubliner Lehmann this Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 7:00pm as part of their Autism Awareness Month series. As always, confirm all dates and times before heading to any event.

NOTE: For the first time, The University of Michigan Press is offering ‘The Accidental Teacher’ as its first-ever Open Text Project book which allows for free viewing and comments by readers online. Link here for a full viewing of  this interactive literary site.

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Related Links

-2009 Silver Recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards.

University of Michigan Press piece on Open Text Project

-Post by Megan Shaffer

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