Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

written by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis and published by Simon & SchusterBFYR, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am


Ben surprises everyone by enlisting in the army after his high school graduation. When his convoy is caught in an IED explosion, Ben suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), resulting in memory loss and other disabilities. His 15-year-old brother Chris, who has autism, becomes a critical catalyst to Ben’s recovery.

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)

2013 - Winner(s)