Out of Darkness by Russell Freedman

Out of Darkness

By Russell Freedman
Level 7

This is a relatively short but inspiring biography of Louis Braille. School Library Journal wrote: “An extremely well-written and informative book that tells about Braille’s life and the development of his alphabet system for the blind. Freedman’s gift for making his subjects both accessible and intriguing comes through wonderfully in this book. Readers learn not only about Braille and his struggle to communicate through the written word once he lost his sight, but also how long it took for his revolutionary innovation to become universally accepted.” I enjoyed this book. Even though it is written as a biography, not even a fictionalized biography, I think it would hold the attention of even younger children. The vocabulary is a bit elevated, so it may be better as a read-aloud for children ages

Region France
Period 19th Century
Genre Biography
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
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  • Audiobook
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  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3.5 Literary Value
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