Our final shortlisted book is an intriguing collaboration between Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott. Based on Libby’s own diary entries, be prepared to be challenged in Can You See Me?
“I’ve been hiding parts of myself for a while now. It’s hard to expose the bits that I’ve been made to feel uncomfortable with.”
Tally is autistic, but she hides it as much as she can. She knows how uncomfortable people feel around her – they don’t understand autism. They don’t understand her.
By masking her autism, Tally is hiding her real self. But when your real self is fierce and wonderful, it can’t stay hidden for ever.
Expected to fit in. Proud to stand out.