Series: The Story of Abigail Carter and America's First School for Blind People
by Spring Hermann, 159 pages
Item Number: 3347
This book for the blind is offered in Standard Grade 2, Uncontracted Grade 1, or Unified English Braille.
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"Abigail Carter, ten, her sister Sophia, and their young brother Edward were born blind. Fortunately for them, Dr. Samuel Howe has committed his energy and vision to setting up the first school for the blind in America. After studying such institutions in Europe, Howe opens a trial school in his father's house in Boston, but must prove that this "radical idea" has merit before he can hope to procure public funds. Hermann offers a good depiction of the 1830's and of the societal attitudes toward individuals with special needs. Young readers hungry for historical fiction after reading the American Girls
books or interested in the early life of Helen Keller will enjoy this heady fictionalized biography." - School Library Journal.
For ages 9 to 12.
Package Weight: about 2.8 pounds.
(From the Biographies shelf.)