So much continues to happen with Julia, I'm happy to report. She is now an established character on Sesame Street. A book about her family, Family Forever, previously available only from Sesame Workshop, is now also available in hardcover from Barnes & Noble. Julia's brother, Samuel, as well as her mom and dad, all of whom I created for Family Forever, are now also bona fide Muppets. So, too, is Julia's adorable dog, Rose. And now there's a third book devoted to Julia. This one, Circle of Friends, presents an important message about bullying and about the importance of having a supportive community. You can access it on sesamestreet.org/autism.
Yay, Julia! I hope she continues to make friends, increase understanding of autism, and spread the message that all of us are amazing.