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Ben shares the moment that changed everything for him and his identity as someone with autism, goes deep on why it was important for him to write a book about child homelessness and Jason and Ben geek out on the Beatles.
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Ben Levin is an autistic teenage with a passion for writing. His first young adult novel, “In The Hole,” has just been released. Ben is a true inspiration to all around him. He says that “Autism is not a curse – it is a gift.”
In “In The Hole,” nine-year-old David Kimball finds his safe and secure world unexpectedly unraveling after discovering his father has lost the family restaurant business, and subsequently their home. Forced to live in a borrowed car until it too is lost, David, together with his parents and sister, Julia, desperately seek shelter. After finding temporary housing in a decrepit inn, together with other individuals facing homelessness, David struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy even as his family faces the challenges and trauma of being homeless. Over time, through hard work and the support of their family and community, David searches for the inner strength and outward skills needed to help his family triumph over their dire circumstances. Will David and his family make it out of the hole?
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