Seeing Lessons: The Story of Abigail Carter and America's First School for the Blind
Henry Holt and Co
In 1832, when Abigail Carter was only ten years old, two doctors from Boston invited her to be one of the first students in an experimental institution: a school for blind people. Abby and her younger sister Sophia, also blind, packed their bags and headed to the city. For the first time in their lives, the two girls were able to read a book for themselves and to write a letter to their father.
Disability and Health; Physical disbaility; blind; vision loss; blind children
mother and father
first blind school; first town fair; family blindness; persistence; creativity; reading; writing; advocacy; overcoming obstacles
Hermann, Spring, "Seeing Lessons: The Story of Abigail Carter and America's First School for the Blind" (1998). Diverse Families. 1585.