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Hadley School for the Blind Collection

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

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Sister Carrie

by Theodore Dreiser

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Sight Unseen

by Georgina Kleege

This elegantly written book offers an unexpected and unprecidented accout of blindness and sight. Legally blind since the age of eleven, Georgina Kleege draws on her experiences to offer a detailed testimony of visual impairment - both her own view of the world and the world's view of the blind. "I hope to turn the reader's gaze outward, to say not only 'Here's what I see' but also "here's what you see,' to show what's both unique and universal," Kleege writes.

Kleege describes the negative social status of the blind, analyzes stereotypes of the blind hat have been perpetuated by movies, and discusses how blindness has been portrayed in literature. She vividly conveys the visual experience of someone with severely impaired sight and explains what she cannot (and how her inability to achieve eye contact - in a society that prizes that form of connection - has affected her).

Finally she tells of the various ways she reads, and the freedom she felt when she stopped concealing her blindness and acquired skills, such as reading braille, as part of a new blind identity.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

A People's History of the Supreme Court

by Peter Irons

Irons, a civil liberties lawyer and history professor, brings to life the common people whose real-life circumstances proved precedent setting in Supreme Court decisions. He focuses on the human aspect of decisions, from the impact of the slave trade and related issues in the formation of the nation to the contradictory values of the founding fathers and subsequent lawmakers. Irons reveals that the Bill of Rights was not central to the views of one founder, James Madison; the focus on individual rights was actually a compromise designed to secure ratification of the Constitution. Irons examines how the law has intersected with politics, from the passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments during the radical reconstruction period through the Jim Crow era, when blacks were stripped of previously adjudicated rights. Irons clearly and repeatedly shows how the law reflects political reality above esoteric legal mandates. Irons continues his analysis to 1992, with case histories exploring the political context of the times. His work gives contextual richness to the history of an important American institution.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A London doctor discovers a drug which can split a person's personality and physical appearance into two distinct parts, good and evil.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

A Scandal in Bohemia

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Fifties

by David Halberstam

A social, economic, political and cultural history of the post-World-War II period which impacted the decade of turbulence that followed.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

No Finish Line

by Sally Jenkins and Marla Runyan

Marla Runyan was nine years old when she was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, an irreversible form of macular degeneration. With the uneasy but unwavering support of her parents, she refused to let their diagnosis limit her dreams. Despite her severely impaired, ever-worsening vision, Marla rode horseback and learned to play the violin. And she found her true calling in sports. A gifted and natural athlete, Marla began to compete in the unlikeliest event of all: the heptathlon, the grueling women’s equivalent of the decathlon, consisting of seven events: the 200-meter dash, high jump, shot put, 100-meter hurdles, long jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run. In 1996, she astonished the sports world by qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials, in which she broke the American record for the heptathlon 800. It was then that she decided to concentrate on her running. Four years of intense effort paid off: in 2000, she qualified for the U.S. Olympic team by finishing third in the 1500 meters. In Sydney, she placed eighth in the finals and was the top American finisher—the highest women’s placing for the United States in the event’s history. Not long after her return to the States, she shattered the American indoor record for the 5000 meters. With endearing self-deprecation and surprising wit, Marla reveals what it’s like to see the world through her eyes, how it feels to grow up “disabled” in a society where expectations are often based on perceived abilities, and what it means to compete at the world-class level despite the fact that—quite literally, for her—there is no finish line.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Stars Come out Within

by Jean Little

In this sequel to "Little by Little," (also available on Bookshare) Ms. Little shares her struggles, her hard-won successes, her sorrows and her joys. She becomes a published writer, earns awards for her books, grapples with becoming blind, acquires a talking computer, obtains a Seeing Eye dog, travels a bit, and introduces us to authors who delight her. A story beautifully written and warmly told. A fine book for a book report. An embossed braille copy should read well.

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

To Race the Wind

by Harold Krents

The autobiography of Harold Krents, a young blind man who was a well-known lawyer in the early 1970's. Harold was the inspiration for the film and play, Butterflies Are Free.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Making Impressions

by Jenine Mckeown Stanley

This little handbook created by Guide Dog Users Inc. offers information, considerations and suggestions on what you should do when considering partnering with a guide dog. This book gives advice on what considerations you should take into account when choosing a guide dog school, questions and considerations you should ask yourself while in training. The book also gives an outline of what training is like, and things you should bring, as well, as things to help you as a new team after graduation. Advocacy is discussed as well as due process for those situations that can not be resolved. Excellent resource for anyone who is considering taking the plunge and working with a guide dog. And it is also good for those who arleady have a guide dog.

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

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

Self Esteem and Adjusting with Blindness, Third Edition

by Dean W. Tuttle and Naomi Tuttle

A book about the period of personal adjustments that accompany the loss of vision.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Leading Lady

by Tom Sullivan and Betty White

Emmy award-winning actress Betty White may be a hit on the popular sitcom The Golden Girls; Tom Sullivan, bestselling author of If You Could See What I Hear may have made his mark as a multitalented performer, songwriter, and lecturer-but the real star of this heartwarming story is an extraordinary dog named Dinah. For nine years this beautiful golden retriever was Tom's best friend, his right arm-and his eyes. A world-class guide dog trained by the Leader Dog Foundation for the Blind, Dinah gave Tom, a man who has been blind since birth, his first real taste of independence. And she gave the entire Sullivan family-wife Patty, daughter Blythe, and son Tom, Jr.-unfaltering loyalty and love. Together, Tom and Dinah traveled this entire country countless times, and she led him safely through crowded airport terminals, city traffic, strange hotels, and onstage performances. But when Dinah reached the age of eleven, she began to lose her edge. Her eyes were no longer as sharp, her step not as sure. The once-assured guide dog became defensive and hesitant. Although Tom hated the idea of working with any dog but Dinah, it seemed to be his only choice, and Nelson, a black Labrador retriever, joined the family. Dinah, however, was not ready to settle back into a life of leisure in the Sullivan household while an interloper took over her job and her master. She stopped eating, began hiding away, and simply gave up on life. Yet Dinah's story has a whole new beginning.. .and her name is Betty White. In The Leading Lady, Tom and Betty, close friends for years who have become more like family thanks to their special golden girl, take turns talking about Dinah. Here is how the super canine came into Tom's life; the hard work and frustration man and dog endured to become a team; and the adventures--some traumatic, some joyful--that cemented the bond between them. Here, too, is how Betty rescued this gallant lady in distress and how caring, courageous Dinah became a full-fledged member of Betty's family overnight, with a brand-new job to do. Most of all, here is the essence of Dinah, a dog who made a positive difference in every life she touched.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Dictionary of Eye Terminology, 4th Edition

by Barbara Cassin and Melvin L Rubin

This comprehensive reference has been written for the purpose of making ophthalmological terminology comprehensible to the person without a scientific background.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

How Do you Kiss a Blind Girl?

by Sally Roesch Wagner

Sally Wagner grew up in Prairie Village, Kan., and received a B.A. in English from Grinnell College. She taught high school English in Lakewood, Colorado, and re ceived an M.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado. She turned from teaching to journalism, but within months came the first signs of what led to blindness three years later.

With Andy, her golden retriever dog guide from the Seeing Eye, she took a public relations post, returned to reporting and collected the anecdotes which drew her back to Prairie Village to write this book. Wagner, 42, now covers a police beat for the Kansas City Times from her Prairie Village apartment.

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

The Abacus Made Easy

by Mae E. Davidow

From the book: At Overbrook, [School for the Blind] Dr. Davidow was instrumental in establishing the use of the Cranmer Abacus as a part of the regular curriculum. Her enthusiasm for this pioneer method of teaching mathematics led others to adopt the use of the abacus. In her role as coordinating teacher, she worked with the members of the Mathematics Department and the results were highly successful. Hopeful that this success at Overbrook might be experienced by many teachers elsewhere, she was encouraged to write this manual. Her goal was to write a clear, simple manual which could be used by teachers or students. This book represents her achievement.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

No One is Unemployable

by Debra L. Angel and Elisabeth E. Harney

Explains a 10-step process to overcome either the employer's or employee's barriers such as criminal record, lack of education, immigration, etc.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


by A. Scott Berg

A scholarly biography of Charles A. Lindbergh

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

The Garden Party

by Katherine Mansfield

Date Added: 05/25/2017

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