Author: Msumba Jennifer
Package Dimensions: 0x0x505
Number Of Pages: 150
Release Date: 11-11-2021
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“I have lived through some horrible experiences, all in the name of treatment. But there was one thing I never let those people steal from me, and that was my spirit.”
Shouting At Leaves takes the reader on the journey of its autistic writer from toddlerhood to adulthood. With humor and grace, this book walks you through the mind and experiences of Jennifer as she navigates the world of family, friendships and school life. It places you with her as she is confined in the mental health system, including the infamous Judge Rotenberg Center, and you will cheer her on as she not only survives but takes on a new life of freedom and joy in the end. She shares stories, tips, and strategies to equip you to be your own champion, and to build around you people who are loyal and true.
“Jennifer Msumba has written a memoir of extraordinary beauty and power. This is one of the most important books you will ever encounter, no matter your walk of life or who you are.”
-Michael B. Bakan, Professor of Ethnomusicology, Florida State University; author of Music & Autism: Speaking for Ourselves and World Music: Traditions and Transformations.
“I am both grateful and appalled after reading ‘Shouting at Leaves’. I am appalled that any human could be treated this way in a modern society, but grateful that Jen is bringing this issue to light. Jen’s honesty and vulnerability are commendable in the face of such abhorrent treatment. I believe this first hand account of mistreatment will bring change that is long overdue.”
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“Jennifer’s indomitable spirit shines through this text!”
-James McPartland, Ph.D.
Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology
Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic
About the Author
Jennifer Msumba is an accomplished songwriter, musician and award winning filmmaker. She is a Sundance Institute fellow, as well as a member of American Mensa. She lives in Florida with her best canine friend Lemonade, where they enjoy outdoor music, fishing, and late-night ice cream runs.