Marcelo in the Real World

written by Francisco X. Stork; published by Arthur A. Levine Books, and Imprint of Scholastic, Inc.



“Marcelo in the Real World” tells the story of Marcelo Sandoval who has Asperger Syndrome. Marcelo is pushed beyond his comfort zone when he is forced to take a job in his father’s law firm. Over the course of a tumultuous summer, Marcelo learns what it is to be a friend, to stand up for what he believes in and that he can create a place for himself in the real world.

Awards Won

Title Year
official seal of the schneider family book award Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

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Bibliography of Children's Books about the Disability Experience (pdf)

2010 - Winner(s)