Jo Makes a Friend
Louisa May Alcott
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
At the request of her great-aunt, ten-year-old Jo tries to befriend a sad and lonely blind girl who is visiting the neighborhood. Exuberant Jo March never sits still. Whether she's racing against boys or scribbling and acting in her latest play, Jo is always active and creative. So when Aunt March asks her to befriend Pauline Wheeler, Jo can't believe that the girl spends every day cooped up in her bedroom. True, Pauline is blind and utterly dependent on her governess, but her fear of life exhausts Jo's patience. The two girls simply have nothing in common--until they're caught in a snow squall that changes their lives.
Disability and Health; Physical disability; blind; blind child
friendship; snow squall; creativity; differences; independence; lonliness
Pfeffer, Susan Beth, "Jo Makes a Friend" (1998). Diverse Families. 1598.