What would happen if scientists could bring the Neanderthals with some help from cloning and then bring them up as kids in modern society? That may really happen soon, and The Neanderthals Are Back, a book and TV series, tells their story.
The first book in the series The Beginning features the life of the first six Neanderthal children who grow up as babies in a lab and are taught by a nursery school teacher as they grow up. Then, at five and six, with the intelligence of a four or five year old, they are placed in a group home for children with learning disabilities. They are supposed to be raised in secret, but when one child goes exploring, suddenly the media learns where they are, and chaos ensues.
A series of stories follow the Neanderthal children, as they grow up, go to school, make friends or have conflicts with other children, have relationships with both Neanderthals and humans as teenagers, and find unskilled jobs in their 20s. Some even get a genius pill from scientists that makes them suddenly smart for a while to see what happens. And soon other scientists bring back more Neanderthal kids.
The series also highlights many issues that might occur should the Neanderthals return, such as questions about tolerance, acceptance, prejudice, and discrimination.
It is available on Amazon in a paperback, Kindle, hardback, and in other digital formats through Draft2Digital, and will soon be an audiobook.
The Kindle edition is at a super low introductory price of only .99c at https://www.amazon.com/Neanderthals-Are-Back-Beginning-Scientists-ebook/dp/B07V2VPPJT
The paperback is at https://www.amazon.com/Neanderthals-Are-Back-Beginning-Scientists/dp/1080433473