Everything Geek Club Books does, even our name, is focused on destigmatizing differences and encouraging pride in our diversity and celebrating our uniqueness. Autism need not be feared and the autistic should never feel ashamed of who they are.
Our interactive autism comic books are narrative, entertaining and based on ‘real’ autistic individuals. They reach a modern audience of young readers and engage them with the important topics of autism.
Research shows that narrative has a powerful impact on the brain and the actions that follow. Stories elicit empathy. Stories facilitate connection. Stories affect change. They captivate our hearts and minds, both individually and collectively, and can move us towards better understanding of a culture, a special population, or the human condition. Our autism comic books help all children develop more compassion for those on the autism spectrum. And children on the autism spectrum see a reflection of themselves in our characters.
Here is the kind of feedback we get:
Your autism comic book is truly WONDERFUL. I know no two autistic children are the same but my son and I just had our first look at it and it was like we were reading about him. It is brilliant on so many levels. I love the pop up notebook that explains more about autism; I wish every school would use this comic. It feels like real life.
Mighty League Autism Comic Books:
Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting is the tale of an autistic boy (or girl—because the reader can choose the gender) on their superhero quest to stop bullying on the playground. It teaches lessons on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, being different, friendship, and handling bullying.
This is an excellent story that promotes awareness of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, encourages acceptance and understanding, and talks about tools that those in the spectrum can use to manage their day. Not to be missed!
In Mighty League, Vol 2: The Horrible Hug, our superheroes turn into star ship captains (reader chooses boy or girl) who embark on a journey to an alien planet—a brand new school—an overwhelming, fear-of-the-unknown experience for any child, but amplified when you are on the autism spectrum. It teaches lessons on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, acceptance, self-confidence, and trust.