Meet Albert. He doesn't say much, but has a lot of great ideas. Mary Louise likes Albert even though he is different from her other friends. Albert and Mary Louise want everyone to know that being different is okay. "Albert is My Friend: Helping Children to Understand Autism" is about the friendship between a young boy, Albert, who is on the autism spectrum and his friend, Mary Louise. Together they describe and explain some common autism behaviors at a child's level of understanding. This read-aloud book has engaging color pictures that will hold the attention of children and adults. This book presents a positive attitude and is a must read for family members, teachers, and community members.