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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

Join us Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. for our book club. Courtesy of our friends at the El Paso Community Foundation and the Edith Zanker Fund, each participant will receive at no cost a copy of the book Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida prior to that date so you will be ready to discuss it.  

Naoki 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. Now, in Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8, he shares his thoughts and experiences as a young man living each day with severe autism.


Contact Information

You may either attend in person at the Social Drop-In Center at The Shoppes at Solana (formerly Sunland Park Mall) or via Zoom. Which option do you think will work best for you (You can always change your mind later)?
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