Six Dots

Six Dots

A Story of Young Louis Braille

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Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet -- a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780449813386
044981338X
9780449813379
0449813371
9780449813393
Branch Call Number: X921 BRAILLE, LOUIS
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Kulikov, Boris 1966-- Illustrator

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Jun 22, 2017

Wonderful story of "it takes a village to raise a child" as well as positive thinking. Prior to reading this book, I did not know the story of Louis Braille. Here was a boy who didn't want pity, he just wanted to learn and everyone around him worked to help him. I think children in grades 1-4 would enjoy this story, especially if they are curious about the Braille letters they find on signs and elevators in their community. I highly recommend it! (I only wish the publisher had included raised Braille letters for students to feel.)

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Jun 07, 2017

red_hawk_1323 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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