A new children’s book featuring drawings made by a 15-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome will help young people express themselves, the author says. Former teacher Rob Cowely and high school student Karmen worked together on “Red: A Manx Dragon Called Rufus”. The story is about a dragon who has trouble fitting in until he discovers his singing voice. Mental health organization Isle Listen will benefit from the book’s income. The organization already works with the island’s secondary schools but has recently visited primary schools. Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder defined by repetitive habits that makes it difficult for those with the condition to socialize with others. Mr. Cowely found working with Isle Listen to be a “natural fit,” as he had personal knowledge of the mental health difficulties that young people face during his time as a teacher.