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Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille

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ISBN13: 9780395968888
ISBN10: 0395968887
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Publisher Comments:

"This biography. . . tells the familiar, moving story of the determination of Louis Braille, who did more than anyone is history to bring blind people into the mainstream of life . . . Rigidly rendered b&w illustrations make the setting of the story real; useful diagrams of Braille's alphabet and the slate and stylus used to write are included . . . "--"Kirkus Reviews."

Synopsis:

A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance.

About the Author

'Russell Freedman is the author of nearly 50 books for youngpeople. His work includes, for Clarion, the Newbery Medal bookLincoln: A Photobiography, the Newbery Honor book EleanorRoosevelt: A Life of Discovery, and more recently, The Voice ThatChallenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for EqualRights, which received both a Newbery Honor and the Robert F.Sibert Informational Book Award. Mr. Freedman lives in NewYork City.'

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writermala, June 22, 2014 (view all comments by writermala)
This is a biography of Louis Braille. Never has a more beautiful, poignant book been written. Louis was not born blind; rather a childhood accident plunged him into darkness. Through hard work and dedication he pulled himself out of darkness - the result was "braille" the system of reading and writing for the blind. This system, which Louis Braille founded in the nineteenth century is in use even today with little modification. The world owes a great debt to Louis Braille and we as readers likewise owe Russell Freedman a debt for bringing us this story of Louis Braille. The book may be a biography for children, but adults will enjoy it too.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395968888
ill.:
Kiesler, Kate
Author:
Freedman
Author:
Freedman, Russell
Author:
Kiesler, Kate
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Health - Physical Impairments
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Blind
Subject:
Braille, louis, 1809-1852
Subject:
Braille
Subject:
Blind teachers.
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Physical Impairments
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1948
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.25 in 0.36 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance.
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