Horrible Hug Autism Story for Kids

The community pulled together and we successfully funded our next autism story, the Mighty League Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug on Indiegogo. This is going to be a galactic autism story app for kids. The characters embark on a journey to an alien planet…a brand new school…an overwhelming, fear-of-the-unknown experience for any child…amplified when you are on the autism spectrum. But the captains of the U.S.S. Mighty League soon discover that these alien’s “horrible hugs” are welcoming and a sign of acceptance.

Our first autism story, the Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting received a Temple Grandin Award for its positive contribution to the autism community. Our intentions for all of our story apps and enhanced e-books is to profoundly change how the world views autism and to make those who are autistic feel welcome and valued.

In addition to the creative team who produced our first story app, we are thrilled to announce that with this enhanced e-book we are also able to hire three additional autistic adults who are contributing their talents to the app!

Written By: Molly Murphy
Edited By: Lydia Wayman
Illustrated By: P-Scott
JMan and Mr. Redge Characters By: Kim Johnson Studios
Narration, JMan, Mr. Redge and Mr. M. Voices By: Jonathan Murphy
Recording and Editing: Elaine Clark, Voice One
Jaycee Voiced By: Dani Bowman
App Developer: Blackfish Children’s Books


In our apps, the reader gets to choose the gender of the main character.


The story comes straight from Jonathan’s past adventures growing up with Aspergers Syndrome. Here’s a clip from his high school graduation where he talks about his teachers and the real horrible hugs.


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