Biography for Reason I Jump : The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy With Autism
Random House, Inc.
Naoki Higashida was born in 1992 and was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. He graduated from high school in 2011 and lives in Kimitsu, Japan. He is an advocate, motivational speaker, and the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction.
KA Yoshida was born in Yamaguchi, Japan, majored in English poetry at Notre Dame Seishin University.
David Mitchell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten.
KA Yoshida and David Mitchell live in Ireland with their two children.