Six Dots

Six Dots

A Story of Young Louis Braille

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An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille-a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.

Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read.

Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him.

And so he invented his own alphabet-a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.

Award-winning writer Jen Bryant tells Braille's inspiring story with a lively and accessible text, filled with the sounds, the smells, and the touch of Louis's world. Boris Kulikov's inspired paintings help readers to understand what Louis lost, and what he was determined to gain back through books.

An author's note and additional resources at the end of the book complement the simple story and offer more information for parents and teachers.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780449813379
Branch Call Number: J 686.282092 Brail-B
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Kulikov, Boris 1966-- Illustrator


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Jun 22, 2017

Wonderful story of "it takes a village to raise a child" as well as positive thinking. Prior to reading this book, I did not know the story of Louis Braille. Here was a boy who didn't want pity, he just wanted to learn and everyone around him worked to help him. I think children in grades 1-4 would enjoy this story, especially if they are curious about the Braille letters they find on signs and elevators in their community. I highly recommend it! (I only wish the publisher had included raised Braille letters for students to feel.)

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Jun 07, 2017

red_hawk_1323 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over


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