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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.


A Picture Book of Louis Braille

By David A. Adler

1997. Holiday House

Available in braille or electronic formats from the following sources:

1. National Braille Press
(888) 965-8965

2. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Available in braille and talking book
(202) 707-5100

Louis Braille is a 3 year old who injures his eye while playing with a tool in his father's workshop. Louis has to relearn how to feed himself and walk safely. When he is 10 he goes to a school for blind children in Paris. There Louis meets Charles Barbier, a captain the French Army. Barbier shows Louis and his classmates a code he has invented that lets soldiers share messages in the dark. Louis takes Barbier's code and changes it, so that a person who is blind can use it to read and write.

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