“Each family is unique with its unique set of challenges. For a family touched by autism and epilepsy, the stress on siblings can be extraordinary. Siblings may experience a range of emotions about the challenges their siblings may face, some of that may be difficult to admit or process. These challenges, however, open the door to deeper bonds between siblings; these bonds are unique and special. ‘Isla and Lulu’ is an endearing story of two sisters that sheds light on- and celebrates- the special unique bonds siblings have in each others lives, in the midst of life’s challenges.”
- Susan Axelrod Founding Chair, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
“Noelle Gentile brings a mother’s love and concern for both of her children to this beautiful book. A story about two sisters in a family that spans the range of what a good friend of mine calls “neurodiversity”. Isla and Lulu would be a great addition to the collections of hospitals, clinics, and schools - to be read by children and adults.”
- Annapurna Poduri MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate, Department of Neuorology; Director, Epilepsy Genetics Program; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School.