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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.


Grades 6-9

The Midwife's Apprentice

By Karen Cushman

1995.


Available in braille or electronic formats 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

3. Seedlings
$14.25; This braille book is available for purchase.
http://www.seedlings.org



In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world. 

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