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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan

Title

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan

Authors

Barry Denenberg

Publisher

Scholastic Inc

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780439194464

Pages

139 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In 1932, a twelve-year-old girl who lost her sight in an accident keeps a diary, recorded by her twin sister, in which she describes life at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

910L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Physical disability; single mother; blind; blind child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Keywords

diary; accident; twins; school; Great Depression; obstacles; braille

Diversity Impact

direct

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan


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