Marco (A Manual for Marco)

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Appears in A Manual for Marco
Year 2015

Marco is a main character in the picture book A Manual for Marco by Shaila Abdullah.

Character creation

A Manual for Marco is inspired by a real-life family with an autistic child, who are friends of the author. Shaila Abdullah had noticed a lack of resources aimed at siblings of autistic people.[1]


Marco's sister recounts the ups and downs of life with an autistic sibling.


  1. ↑ D’Entremont, L. (2015, April 9). Interview Shaila Abdullah Author of Children’s Book About an Autistic Sibling, A Manual for Marco. Special Needs Book Review. Retrieved September 18, 2023, from

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