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Activities for the Reading Club's Featured Books

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.

Little Town on the Prairie

By Wilder, Laura Ingalls. 1867-1957

1941. 1942 Newbery Honor Book

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.

Books can be downloaded by subscribing members, or ordered in embossed Braille by members or non-members.

3. Braille Superstore
$43.95; This braille book is available for purchase.

4. Seedlings
$22.00; This braille book is available for purchase.

Related Web Sites

• About the Author
• Little House Books
• The Seamstress in the 1840's
• Pioneer Schools
• An Old School is a Treasure
• Iowa College for the Blind during the Mary A. Ingalls era


1. Research "Homesteading"
Have students research homesteading and what it meant to pioneer families.

2. Research Becoming a Teacher
Research the criteria for being a teacher in modern times and discuss how a person who has a visual impairment can be a teacher.

3. Internet Research
Visit the AFB CareerConnect® web site to gather information on teaching and other careers using our tips for career exploration. Also, by registering for free as a CareerConnect user students, families, or teachers may email any number of mentors who are successful teachers with vision loss to talk to them about their jobs. You are invited to talk with other mentors in other careers too. Tips for Students on Contacting Mentors are provided to assist you in deciding what you may want to ask prospective mentors.

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