Special Collections

Middle Grade Novels featuring Characters with Visual Impairments

Description: This collection of novels is geared towards middle grade readers and each novel features a character with a visual impairment. (Ages 8-12 or Grades 3-7)

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Seeing Lessons: The Story of Abigail Carter and Americas First School for Blind People

by Spring Hermann

This is the story of Abigail Carter and America's first school for blind people.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

The Sound of Colors: A Journey of the Imagination

by Jimmy Liao

In this breathtaking, evocative book, a young blind girl travels from one subway station to another while her imagination takes her to impossibly wonderful places.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan (Dear America)

by Barry Denenberg

After Bess is blinded in a sledding accident, she must face a frightening, much-altered world at the Perkins School for the Blind in 1932.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

What Would Joey Do? (Joey Pigza #3)

by Jack Gantos

Third book in the Joey Pigza series.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

The Danger Box

by Blue Balliett

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Chasing Vermeer" and "The Calder Game" comes an all-new mystery featuring a boy in a small town who has a different way of seeing, a mischievous girl who won't stay in one place, and a mysterious notebook.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

by Sharon Creech

Bailey, who is usually so nice, Bailey, my neighbor, my friend, my buddy, my pal for my whole life, knowing me better than anybody, that Bailey, that Bailey I am so mad at right now, that Bailey, I hate him today.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

Diamond in the Rough: More Fun Adventures with Abby Diamond

by Kristie Smith-Armand

Abby Diamond, Girl Detective, returns once again with her lovable and popular friends. Abby does not allow her visual impairment to stand in the way of her solving mysteries that surround her and Neils, Alison, Andrea, Jaxson and Glen.

Date Added: 03/08/2018


by Edward Bloor

Though legally blind, Paul Fisher can see what others cannot. He can see that his parents' constant praise of his brother, Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly wrong.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

The Window

by Jeanette Ingold

A girl, blinded by the auto accident that killed her mother, comes to terms with her disability--and her new life.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

A Dog Called Homeless

by Sarah Lean

My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn't always make things happen, however much you want them to. When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking - what's the point if no one is listening?

Date Added: 02/21/2018

The Transcriber

by Kristen Witucki

Louis's sister, Emily, is blind. She’s also in the marching band, sculpts, and has the biggest bedroom in the house to accommodate her Braille machine.   Everyone thinks her accomplishments are extraordinary, and most think that she can do no wrong.

Date Added: 03/08/2018

Can You Feel the Thunder? (First Edition)

by Lynn E. Mcelfresh

Thirteen-year-old Mic Parsons struggles with mixed feelings about his deaf and blind sister while at the same time he makes his way through the turmoils of junior high.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

The Heart Of Applebutter Hill

by Donna Hill

Imagine you're 14 and in a strange country with your camera, your best friend, her guitar and her dog. You uncover a secret and are instantly in danger.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

Teacher's Pet: Maggie (Vet Volunteers #7)

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Adjusting to middle school becomes easier for twelve-year-old Maggie when she finds that her biology teacher, who is blind, can learn a few things from her about working with his guide dog.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

The Angel Tree

by Daphne Benedis-Grab

A heartwarming Christmas mystery and friendship story! Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square--the Angel Tree. Some people tie wishes to the tree, while others make those wishes come true.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

Annerton Pit

by Peter Dickinson

A blind boy and his brother set out on a motorcycle in search of their ghost-hunting grandfather It all starts with the postman.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

by Jonathan Auxier

Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

Who Was Helen Keller?

by Gare Thompson and Nancy Harrison

At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

A Blind Guide To Stinkville

by Beth Vrabel

Before Stinkville, Alice didn't think albinism--or the blindness that goes with it--was a big deal. Sure, she uses a magnifier to read books. And a cane keeps her from bruising her hips on tables.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

As Brave As You

by Jason Reynolds

When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires—literally—in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Johnson Steptoe Award. Genie’s summer is full of surprises.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

Blindness and Vision Impairment

by Patricia Souder

It's impossible to predict all the ways that being blind will affect a person's life.

Date Added: 03/08/2018

Blind Spot

by Laura Ellen

There's none so blind as they that won't see.Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni's body floated to the surface of Alaska's Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can't remember.

Date Added: 02/21/2018

A Blind Guide to Normal

by Beth Vrabel

Ryder Randolf can find humor in any situation-even in the fact that he is partially blind and has an artificial eye. He's spent the past year making jokes at Addison School for the Blind, earning the respect and friendship of his classmates.

Date Added: 03/08/2018

Who Is Stevie Wonder?

by Jim Gigliotti

Discover more about Stevie Wonder, the music prodigy whose awards include 25 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful singer-songwriter-musicians of our time.

Date Added: 02/21/2018


by Mere Joyce

Fourteen-year-old Preston Craft is organizing a film festival for his school's film club. When one of the films goes missing two days before the festival begins, Preston is convinced it was stolen and is determined to get it back.

Date Added: 03/08/2018

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