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What Is It Like to Be Blind?

Series: Overcoming Barriers

By Deborah Kent

People who are blind learn ways to use their senses of touch and hearing in order to sense the world around them. Read about the tools they use, including canes and seeing eye dogs, to travel and to be independent. First-hand stories of children who are blind help readers get a personal look at some kids who "see" the world in a different way.

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Other books in Overcoming Barriers

<h2><a href="../What_Is_Braille/2589">What Is Braille?</a></h2>
<h2><a href="../What_Is_It_Like_to_Be_Deaf/2591">What Is It Like to Be Deaf?</a></h2>
<h2><a href="../What_Is_Sign_Language/2592">What Is Sign Language?</a></h2>

Other books from the authors

<h2><a href="../Elizabeth_Cady_Stanton/419653">Elizabeth Cady Stanton: <i>Founder of the Women's Suffrage Movement</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../The_Seneca_Falls_Convention/419662">The Seneca Falls Convention: <i>Working to Expand Women's Rights</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../The_Internment_of_Japanese_Americans/4532">The Internment of Japanese Americans</a></h2>
<h2><a href="../The_Vietnam_War/3548">The Vietnam War: <i>From Da Nang to Saigon</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../The_American_Revolution/3546">The American Revolution: <i>From Bunker Hill to Yorktown</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Elizabeth_Cady_Stanton/491">Elizabeth Cady Stanton: <i>"Woman Knows the Cost of Life"</i></a></h2>


"This and other books in the series are sure to be popular for disability awareness programs geared for the early middle grades."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, posted February 11, 2013

"This is an easy-to-read, honest series . . . This educational series is interesting and informative without being condescending or patronizing. Deborah Kent uses her remarkable knowledge of the subjects (she is blind herself) to show that these limitations can be overcome and people can live productive, fulfilling lives."

Library Media Connection, January/February 2013

"What a terrific nonfiction book for all young people to learn more about how others who are blind live their lives . . . The inclusion of the actual Braille alphabet is terrific."

Eastern Washington Book Review Council

"Written in an easy-to-comprehend manner . . ."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2012

"Stories of real children living with blindness and deafness are woven into facts about the helpers, tools, and technology that enable sensory-impaired kids to experience the world."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2012

"The series' tone is consistently upbeat, though not falsely cheery."

Booklist, August 2012

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