Our featured selections are award-winning
books that are obtainable in print from libraries
and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats
(electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.
The Midwife's Apprentice
By Karen Cushman
Available in braille from the following sources:
1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Free loan to registered users; also available from Web-braille as a contracted braille digital file. Users must register with their cooperating library. http://www.loc.gov/nls/braille 1-800-424-8567
2. Bookshare.org Books can be downloaded by subscribing members, or ordered in embossed Braille by members or non-members. http://www.bookshare.org
1. Classroom Discussion
Discuss how medicine has changed since medieval times and what would be the role of a midwife in modern times.
2. Watch a Movie
Review information about the PBS American Experience film, A Midwife's Tale, the story of Martha Ballard who was a midwife and healer in the 18th century. Visit www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/midwife and www.dohistory.org.
3. Explore CareerConnect®
Search the Mentor database on the AFB CareerConnect® web site and identify jobs in the medical field being done by individuals with vision loss. They are numerous!