Mary Ingalls on Her Own

Title

Mary Ingalls on Her Own

Publisher

Harper Collins

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780060009052

Pages

180 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When she was just fourteen-years-old Mary Ingalls fell ill with scarlet fever and lost her sight. Now two years later Mary is getting the chance to continue her education at the Iowa College for the Blind. Going back to school is a dream come true for Mary, and at the Iowa College she will not only take academic classes, but will also learn Braille and other skills that will make her independent once again. But with this new opportunity comes new challenges, and as Mary struggles to adjust to life without her family, she is also forced to take a hard look at her future, and confront her true feelings about being blind.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

790L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Illness; blind; blind teenager; scarlet fever

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

Little House series; bullying; trauma; school for the blind; college; friendship; braille

Diversity Impact

direct

Mary Ingalls on Her Own

Share

COinS