Jasmine, 23, writes brilliant debut book for Neurodivergent youth

Jasmine, 23, writes brilliant debut book for Neurodivergent youth

By Jill Dando News

At 23, new author Jasmine Jenkins has made waves with her debut story, "Miss Daisy's First Day" tailor-made for autistic and neurodivergent children and young adults.

Drawing from her own experiences, Jenkins delivers an eye-opening narrative that follows the neurodivergent protagonist, Miss Daisy, through the challenges of a first day at her new job discussing anxiety and becoming overwhelmed.

Jasmine said, “I began writing stories for my autistic cousins who are teenagers, I found that they struggled to find books that fit their reading level and weren't just about topics for a young child audience”.

Miss Daisy's First Day belongs to an upcoming collection of books called The Meadow Tales. Miss Daisy is a non-verbal character and as more books are released, other characters will be neurodivergent and handle new, different experiences.

The novel's relatable characters and accessible language have garnered praise from educators, making it a valuable resource for promoting empathy and understanding.

The novel's accessible language and relatable characters make it an excellent tool for initiating conversations about neurodiversity in classrooms and homes.

Jenkins's dedication to representation in literature is sparking conversations and opening doors for greater inclusivity in storytelling. As "Miss Daisy's First Day" gains traction, Jasmine Jenkins stands as a trailblazer, poised to reshape the landscape of inclusive literature.

Jenkins’ dedication to amplifying the voices of neurodivergent individuals has not only created a platform for her success but has also opened doors for greater representation in the literary world.

Miss Daisy’s First Day was published on the 14th of December 2023 and can be purchased from Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones and other major bookstores.

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