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The Midwife's Apprentice
By Karen Cushman
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
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.