Mary Ingalls on Her Own
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.
Disability and Health; Physical disability; Illness; blind; blind teenager; scarlet fever
mother and father
Little House series; bullying; trauma; school for the blind; college; friendship; braille
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody, "Mary Ingalls on Her Own" (2008). Diverse Families. 1622.