On World Autism Awareness Day, Statix Press, an imprint of Titan Comics, announces ‘Little Victories: Autism Through a Father’s Eyes’ graphic novel in English.
Statix Press are publishing the award winning graphic novel, ‘Les Petites Victoires’, translated into English for the first time as ‘Little Victories’.
Within the book, Canadian author and illustrator Yvon Roy draws is personal experience to tell the story of a father and the challenges he faces with raising an autistic son.
Whilst generally inspirational, the book pulls no punches by highlighting the highs and lows. A broken marriage and the shame of struggling with his son’s diagnosis eventually give way to a unique approach to engagement and development.
Yvon Roy explains “When I created this book, I had in mind to share my experience, good and bad, so that everything I have learned can be useful to others, I also wanted to make parents feel better, less alone, after a diagnosis. I am so happy to have this book now available in English. I hope it encourages people to share their experiences and have open discussions about autism”.
Whilst it would be unwise to think of ‘Little Victories’ as a guide for how to raise a child with autism, it could provide some comfort for those in the same situation. It doesn’t say “this is how it’s done”. The author carefully promotes the understanding that every child with autism is different. The book shows some of the ways that Roy was able to help his son to prepare for school life and beyond.
‘Little Victories’ is published by Statix Press, an imprint from Titan Comics and will be available on May 26th 2020. Pre-order now at amazon.