The Audiobook

Can You See Me?

Can You See Me co-authored by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott is a powerful and heartfelt exploration into the world of neurodiversity, specifically through the eyes of eleven-year-old Tally who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The narrative follows Tally as she gets ready to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School, where she faces numerous challenges within a world that appears confusing and overwhelming.

The story provides listeners with a unique perspective, allowing them to experience day to day life like Tally does, navigating social nuances, sensory overloads and the complexities of communication. Tally’s authentic voice lends itself to the intimate portrayal of the highs and lows that come with neurodivergence, especially within a neurotypical society.

As Tally grapples with the expectation to conform, the narrative goes on to explore themes of friendship, understanding and empathy. The authors skillfully blend Libby Scotts own experience and diary entries into a narrative containing poignant moments of self-discovery, highlighting the importance of embracing differences and celebrating individual strengths.

Can You see Me not only acts a beacon for neurodivergent individuals but also fosters empathy and awareness in readers of all ages. Libby Scott, drawing from her own experiences, and Rebecca Westcott create a narrative that addresses and dispels stereotypes, instead inviting readers and listeners to discover a remarkable protagonist who seeks acceptance and connection in a world that doesn’t always understand her.

Through their collaboration, Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott create a narrative that is both authentic and accessible, challenging preconceptions about autism, promoting a message of inclusivity and advocating for a world where everyone can be seen and understood.

Author

Rebecca Westcott

Rebecca Westcott hails from Chester, her place of birth. Her journey into teaching led her to Exeter University, where she received her training as an educator. Her teaching career has taken her to...
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Narrator

Imogen Wilde

Imogen Wilde is a gifted audiobook narrator whose entrancing voice has earned her a devoted following of literature enthusiasts. With a background in theater and a passion for storytelling, Imogen ...

Publisher

Scholastic

Founded in 1920, Scholastic was initially established as a publisher of youth magazines. Since then, they have expanded to encompass children’s fiction, educational publishing, and television. They...
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Narrator
Publisher
Duration
7 hours 07 minutes
Language
English
Word Count
72279 words (169 words/minute )
Genres
Modern and Contemporary, Coming of Age
Content Themes
Animals-Dogs
Behaviour-Self-acceptance
Family Life-Sisters
Learning Difficulties-Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Places-School
Social Issues-Bullying/Cyberbullying
Voxblock ISBN
9781915443397
BISAC Codes
JUV002070 Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Dogs,
JUV039150 Juvenile Fiction / Disabilities & Special Needs,
JUV077000 Juvenile Fiction / Neurodiversity,
JUV039230 Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Bullying,
JUV039020 Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Adolescence & Coming of Age
Reading Level
9-12 Years
Interest Level
Middle Years (9-13)
Key Stage
Key Stage 2/Early Key Stage 3
ELT
C2
AR Points
11.0.
ATOS Book Level
5.6
Fiction/Nonfiction
Fiction