Seeing Lessons: The Story of Abigail Carter and America's First School for the Blind

Title

Seeing Lessons: The Story of Abigail Carter and America's First School for the Blind

Authors

Spring Hermann

Illustrator

Ib Ohlsson

Publisher

Henry Holt and Co

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780805057065

Pages

208 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

580L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disbaility; blind; vision loss; blind children

Main Character

female children

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

first blind school; first town fair; family blindness; persistence; creativity; reading; writing; advocacy; overcoming obstacles

Diversity Impact

direct

Seeing Lessons: The Story of Abigail Carter and America's First School for the Blind

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