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Naoki Higashida

Naoki Higashida was born in Kimitsu, Japan in 1992. Diagnosed with severe autism when he was five, he subsequently learned to communicate using a handmade alphabet grid and began to write poems and short stories. At the age of thirteen he wrote The Reason I Jump, which was published in Japan in 2007. Its English translation came out in 2013, and it has now been published in more than thirty languages. Higashida has since published several books in Japan, including children’s and picture books, poems, and essays. The subject of an award-winning Japanese television documentary in 2014, he continues to give presentations... Read More

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8
Written by Naoki Higashida, Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Random House | Hardcover | July 11, 2017
$27.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9739-2 (0-8129-9739-5)

From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism

Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success.

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The Reason I Jump
Written by Naoki Higashida, Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2016
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8515-3 (0-8129-8515-X)

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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The Reason I Jump
Written by Naoki Higashida, Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Random House | Hardcover | August 2013
$23.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9486-5 (0-8129-9486-8)

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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