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This year the Braille Bug is asking, "How do people cope with challenges in their lives?"


The Reading Club will feature books that highlight stories of people who face challenges because they are different than the majority of their neighbors and friends. They are of different races, ethnicity, religion, or abilities and because of these differences they face challenges that others may not have to face. These stories highlight how they cope with those challenges through their own ingenuity or inventiveness and strength of character.


Books are recommended for a variety of reading levels and, as always, a variety of media (print, braille, audio, and electronic formats).


1st Quarter (Fall)


Our first two selections are:

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine (Grades 2-4)
Hana's Suitcase: A True Story by Karen Levine (Grades 5-8)



2nd Quarter (Winter)


A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David A. Adler (Grades 3-5)
Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman (Grades 5-8)



3rd Quarter (Spring)


The Bravest Dog Ever: The Story of Balto by Natalie Standford (Grades 2-4)
Balto and the Great Race by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (Grades 5-8)



4th Quarter (Summer)


Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures by George Sullivan (Grades 3-5)
The World at Her Fingertips: The Story of Helen Keller by Joan Dash (Grades 6-8)




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