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Description: Recommended Reads for students at Hadley School for the Blind #disability #adults

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Touch The Top Of The World

by Erik Weihenmayer

The incredible, inspiring story of world-class climber Erik Weihenmayer, from the terrible diagnosis that foretold of the loss of his eyesight, to his dream to climb mountains, and finally his quest to reach each of the Seven Summits. Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would progressively unravel his retinas. Erik learned from doctors that he was destined to lose his sight by age thirteen. Yet from early on, he was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling, exciting life. In Touch the Top of the World, Erik recalls his struggle to push past the limits placed on him by his visual impairment--and by a seeing world. He speaks movingly of the role his family played in his battle to break through the barriers of blindness: the mother who prayed for the miracle that would restore her son's sight; the father who encouraged him to strive for that unreachable mountaintop. Erik was the first blind man to summit McKinley. Soon he became the first blind person to scale the infamous 3000-foot rock wall of El Capitan and then Argentina's Aconcagua, the highest peak outside of Asia. He was married to his longtime sweetheart at 13,000 feet on the Shira Plateau on his way to Kilimanjaro's summit, and recently Erik scaled Polar Circus, the 30,000-foot vertical ice wall in Alberta, Canada. Erik's story is about having the vision to dream big; the courage to reach for near impossible goals; and the grit, determination, and ingenuity to transform our lives into "something miraculous. "To download an audio excerpt from Touch the Top of the World, visit the American Foundation for the Blind Web site.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Get Out of My Life But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager

by Anthony E. Wolf

A practical guide to raising the new breed of teenagers. What worked two generations ago will not work today. The author gives practical ways to approach the issues with todays teenagers from discipline to sexuality.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

University of Courage

by Donald Wing Hathaway

A warmly written history by a man who loved his subject and his work with Hadley. "And so as we reach the end of our story, we find ourselves dreaming--as William Allen Hadley once dreamed--of life made more abundant through knowledge, and of hope made reality through perseverance. How strangely life can exceed the boldest dream! Could William Hadley possibly have conceived that his University of Courage would one day reach out to blind persons all over the earth in a true universality of courage, within a world of work in which all may share? Can we today set limits on horizons that only continue to expand?

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Career Perspectives

by Marie Attmore

Interviews and advice from blind and visually impaired professionals about education and breaking into the job market.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

When the Cook Can't Look

by Ralph Read

This cooking handbook, designed to be read to the blind and visually impaired by a relative or friend, is written by one who is most qualified-- a blind person.

Ralph Read lost his sight in adulthood and now, from personal experience, makes available to other sightless individuals his innovative, sensible and safe methods for coping in the kitchen.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

On Different Roads

by Geraldine Lawhorn

A true story of an incredible woman who was not about to be held back by the challenges of becoming blind and deaf before she completed high school. Not only does Geraldine Lawhorn live a full life, but she also continues to help others.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Hadley School for the Blind Adult Continuing Education and High School Courses Catalog

by The Hadley School for the Blind

The mission of The Hadley School for the Blind is to promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers. Hadley offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition courses to blindness professionals. The Continuing Education Program (ACE) offers a variety of courses that cover topics ranging from braille and academic studies to independent living, life adjustment, technology, business and employment skills and recreation. The High School Program (HS) features academic courses and electives for students who seek to earn a high school diploma. Students can earn high school credit, which is easily transferred to their local schools, or earn a diploma through Hadley.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Through Different Eyes

by Tom Pey

At age 38, a childhood accident came back to haunt Tom Pey and took his sight. Follow his struggle with depression, job loss and alcoholism. Follow his success as he finds a deeper meaning in life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Jobs to be Proud of

by Deborah Kendrick

12 case studies of blind people and their occupations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Through the Rain and Rainbow

by Lyle M. Crist

Richard Kenny lost his sight at age seven. He spent his childhood adjusting to and overcoming blindness. He entered college but had to drop out in his second year when his hearing failed.

The next ten years contained motes of both great anguish and sweet victory as he adjusted to being totally deaf-blind. With perseverance, the support of family and friends, and the counsel of such leaders as Helen Keller and other workers for the deaf and blind, Kenny became the third deaf-blind person in history to earn a college degree. He married, became a father, traveled and wrote.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Collaborative Assessment

by Stephen A. Goodman and Stuart H. Wittenstein

This comprehensive text published by AFB in 2003 is the first to present assessment in a way that can be understood by professionals and families alike.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Sand and Thistles

by Jack D. Wilkinson

The author, Dr. Jack D. Wilkinson of Parson, Kansas was blinded while serving in the Army. That did not stop him from becoming a licensed chiropractor. This novel is set in Kansas during the 1930's as four "just a little ornery" boys grow up together. Since there is no TV to occupy their time, they learn how to amuse themselves.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Through Grandpa's Eyes

by Patricia Maclachlan

Young John spends the day trying to "see" the world through his blind grandfather's eyes.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Little Eye Book

by Janice K. Ledford

This little book has much information for the non-physician, including what signs to look for, how to determine an emergency and how some medications affect the eye. The superscripted numbers indicate references at the end of the chapters.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

John Adams

by David Mccullough

In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.

This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

Pulitzer Prize Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


by Millicent Collinsworth and Jan Winebrenner

Like a modern-day Scarlett O'Hara, Millicent was born into a Southern world of privilege -- a moneyed environment of homesteads, servants, family tradition, and pride. The halcyon days of her childhood left Millicent ill-prepared for the tragedy that would stalk her family and almost destroy it. Like dark cloak, her father's manic depression shrouds her family in shame, forcing them to leave the home they love and journey into a world of poverty, fear, and danger. Millicent becomes a pawn in her family's struggle for survival, nourished only by her dream of restoring her family's honor. But the journey home is a long one. Millicent must overcome sexual and physical abuse, failed relationships, and a perfectionism that leads to bulimia. As if that were not enough, a freak accident leads her to question her sanity and eventually results in her blindness. And so she must learn to live in a world without light... but, in the end, not without live.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Cool Careers for Dummies (2nd edition)

by Marty Nemko and Paul Edwards and Sarah Edwards

Is your career path unclear? Are you stuck in a job you hate? Don't worry! Now revised and updated, this friendly guide helps you think outside the box and find a job you'll actually like. Written by a trio of renowned job- counseling experts, it's like having your very own dream team of career coaches! Marty Nemko has career coached 1,600 clients. His column appears in the classified section of the LA. Times and on Monster.com. Paul and Sarah Edwards career and self-employment books have sold over 1 million copies. Discover how to: *Locate and land terrific jobs *Get the training you need *Locate jobs, even if you hate networking *Become an employer's #1 job candidate *Make a humdrum job better.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Garden Party

by Katherine Mansfield

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A Scandal in Bohemia

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Feminine Mystique

by Anna Quindlen and Betty Friedan

The book that changed the consciousness of a country -- and the world. "The Feminine Mystique", is the book that defined "the problem that has no name", and that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Abacus Basic Competency

by Susan M. Millaway

Learn the parts of an abacus, how to "set" numbers and how to do calculations! There are competency tests with answers in the back of the book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

First Ladies

by Margaret Truman

This well-informed, intimate look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and others, while warmly recalling Pat Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Ms. Truman's legendary frankness is present but so, too, is a generosity of spirit. Photos throughout.From the Hardcover edition.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Whale Talk

by Chris Crutcher

A varsity letter jacket: it's exclusive, nearly unattainable, revered . . . and everything that's screwed up about Cutter High, as far as T. J. Jones is concerned.

That's why T. J. is determined to have the Cutter All Night Mermen--the unlikeliest swim team a high school has ever seen--earn letter jackets of their own. It won't be easy.

For one thing, they don't even have a pool. They will fight for their dignity, they will fight with each other, and sometimes they will just fight. And then they will realize that a single moment can bring lifelong heartache or lifelong friendship.

For T. J. and his crew of misfits, the quest may be far more valuable than the reward.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Gods and Generals

by Jeff Shaara

Bring back the pleasure of reading, readJeff Shaarain Large Print. All Random House Large Print Editions are published in a 16-point typeface. The story ofGods and Generalsbegins with Michael Shaara, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classicThe Killer Angels. A native of New Jersey, Michael Shaara grew to be an adventurous young man: over the years, he found work as a sailor, a paratrooper, a policeman, and an English professor at Florida State University. In 1952, his son Jeff was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Michael's interest in Gettysburg was prompted by some letters written by his great-grandfather, who had been wounded at the great battle while serving with the 4th Georgia Infantry. In 1966, he took his family on a vacation to the battlefield and found himself moved. In 1970, Michael Shaara returned to Gettysburg with his son Jeff. The pair crisscrossed the historic site, gathering detailed information for the father's novel-in-progress. In 1974, the novel was published with the titleThe Killer Angels. This gripping fictional account of the three bloody days at Gettysburg won Michael Shaara a Pulitzer Prize and a vast, appreciative audience. To date it has sold two million copies. When Michael Shaara died in 1988, his son Jeff began to manage his literary estate. It was a legacy he knew well, having helped his father create it. When director Ron Maxwell filmed the movieGettysburg, based onThe Killer Angels, he asked Jeff to serve as a consultant. Maxwell encouraged Shaara to continue the story his father began; inspired, Jeff planned an ambitious trilogy, withThe Killer Angelsas the centerpiece, following the war from its origins to its end. WithGods and Generals, Jeff Shaara gives fans ofThe Killer Angelseverything they could have asked--an epic, brilliantly written saga that brings the nation's greatest conflict to life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

A Child's Eyes

by John W. Simon and Joseph H. Calhoun

This quick easy to read reference book is written for primary care physicians, parents and non medical professionals. It covers many common childhood eye disorders / injuries and includes vivid descriptions of numerous eye conditions.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

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