Jacob and Sam
Kristi O'Callahan, author
In the story of Jacob and Sam, Jacob a new student in an inclusion classroom wants to befriend Sam and autistic boy. Jacob doesn't understand why Sam doesn't play with anyone, won't make eye contact, why he wears headphones, or why he's always ripping up paper. Jacobs teacher tells him to try to find something that Sam likes to do and maybe it will be easier to be friends with him. Jacob does just that...he figures out what Sam does with the ripped paper (it's pretty awesome by the way). After telling his teacher what Sam does with the paper Miss Torrey comes up with a great idea on how to enter Sam's world and bring him out into a shared world.