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Par Jamie Gilson. 1980
Able to read and write at only a second grade level, sixth-grader Sam Mott considers himself dumb, until he is… prompted to cooperate with those who think something can be done about his problem. Grades 4-7. 1980.
Par Rose Bevins. 2004
Gina isn't looking forward to the weekend - instead of spending it at her best friend's house, her mother's friends… are visiting with their son, Ricky, who's blind. She'll be stuck in the house with him while the adults go to a high school reunion. How is she supposed to act around Ricky when she's never even met a blind person before? Grades 4-7. 2004.
Par Raymond Carver. 1993
That summer in Seattle she needed a job. She didn't have any money and the man she was going to… marry at the end of the summer was in officers' training school, and he didn't have any money either. She'd seen something in the paper: Help wanted - Reading to blind man, and a telephone number. The short story "Cathedral" from the collection "Where I'm calling from". 1993. Uniform title: Where I'm calling from.
Par Priscilla Cummings. 2010
After years of failing eyesight, fourteen-year-old Natalie attends a boarding school for the blind to learn braille, cane use, and… self-protection skills. After she and her roommate are attacked by drunks, Natalie must decide whether to retreat to her parents' home or actively claim an independent life. Some violence and some strong language. For junior high readers. 2010.
Par Bruce Alexander. 1994
Based on the life of the blind eighteenth-century justice Sir John Fielding, who, with novelist Henry Fielding, founded the Bow… Street Runners. Known for his fairness, Sir John enlists the aid of Jeremy Proctor, a young boy unjustly accused whom Sir John has taken into his home. The case involves the double murder (by poison and gunshot) of Lord Goodhope. Followed by "Murder in Grub Street" (DC18288) 1994.
Par Patrick Cauvin. 1975
While on vacation, a shy Parisian professor meets Laura, a beautiful and vivacious blind woman. Their encounter leads to madcap… adventures as well as conflicts that destroy their idyll. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1975. Uniform title: Amour aveugle.
Par Nancy Werlin. 1994
When Alison Shandling's parents decide to take her and her autistic twin brother, Adam, to a synagogue, Alison is dismayed… to learn the rabbi's son is Harry Roth, a bully in her class. Later, when Harry torments Alison and Rabbi Roth refuses to let Adam attend classes, Alison's mother angrily wishes a disability on Harry. That day, Harry breaks his back, and Alison feels obliged to look after him. Strong language. Junior high. 1994.
Par Catherine Anderson. 1996
Everyone believes Annie Trimble is an idiot, so the town bully Douglas Montgomery has no qualms about raping her. His… brother, Alex, runs him out of town, however, marries the pregnant Annie, and adopts the baby. Alex patiently helps Annie overcome her fear of men, and he is quite surprised when he discovers she is not dumb - just deaf. Some descriptions of sex. 1996.
Par James Dickey. 1987
Frank Cahill, diabetic and recently blind, searches for the truth about his son Joel's death in an Air Force training… accident. Through his experiences at the base, Frank comes to perceive a profound relationship between the experience of blindness and the experience of flight. Some strong language. 1987.
Par Kristie Smith-Armand. 2009
Abby Diamond is an eleven year old girl who loves to solve the mysteries that surround her and her three… best friends: Neils, Andrea and Alison. Being blind does not stop this girl detective from solving the cases that happen in her home and at school, including anonymous Braille notes, a missing parent, a haunted doll, and neighbourhood break-ins. Grades 4-7. 2009. (Abby Diamond)
Par Sylvia McNicoll. 2004
Elizabeth's at it again - she's raising a puppy for the guide dog program. But this time, for sure, she… won't fall in love. She's too busy, for one thing: it's her first year at high school, she's going to be an aunt, and she's engaged to be married - sort of, maybe, in sixteen years or so, if Scott's still around. Sequel to: "Bringing Up Beauty". For junior and senior high readers. 2004.
Par Catherine Cookson. 1999
Set at the end of the Second World War, a young man, blinded in action and a decorated war hero,… returns home and strives to put his life back in order the best way he can. c1999.
Par Rachna Gilmore. 1995
On holiday with her family, Nobby, short for Zenobia, meets Zilla, who is older than Zenobia but still lots of… fun. Zilla is developmentally disabled but that doesn't matter to Nobby, because Zilla is a great friend and knows everything about birds and animals. Uncle Chad, however, doesn't seem to like Zilla. When he gets into trouble, will Nobby and Zilla help him out of danger? Grades 4-7. c1995.
Par George D Shuman. 2006
Wildwood, New Jersey police lieutenant Kelly O'Shaughnessy is stymied over the disappearance of young women. When an old man's untimely… death leads investigative consultant Sherry Moore, blind and with the extraordinary ability to "see" the deceased's last eighteen seconds of memory by touching the corpse, to Wildwood, O'Shaughnessy's desperation forces her to accept Sherry's help, but not without consequence. Descriptions of sex, explicit violence and strong language. 2006.
Par Dean R Koontz. 2000
At the age of three, to stop a fast-spreading cancer, Bartholomew Lampion was blinded by eye surgery. Barty grows up… a prodigy, and at the age of 13, he regains his sight and sets out to transform the lives of everyone around him.
Par E. L Konigsburg. 2000
When he is wrongly accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, thirteen-year-old Branwell loses his power of speech. Only his… friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened. Grades 5-8. 2000.
Par Rachel DeWoskin. 2014
When Emma Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything, from walking across the street to… recognizing her own sisters to imagining colours. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as she’s about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why—in order to see for herself what makes life worth living. For senior high readers. 2014.
Par Lesley Beake. 1995
Mponyane can't hear or speak. He lives with the Saunderson family and is deeply troubled by the way the family… is ostracized. He can only feel their unhappiness and fear, and he has to keep his thoughts locked up like a cageful of butterflies. Junior high readers.
Par W. R Philbrick. 1993
At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his… body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team. Junior and Senior High.1993.
Par Sylvia Plath. 1963
This autobiographical novel traces the mental breakdown of Esther Greenwood, a brilliant 19-year-old college student who spends a month in… New York City as a contest-winning junior editor on a fashion magazine. c1963.