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by Collinsworth, Millicent and Winebrenner, Jan

Millicent was born into a Southern world of privilege, money, 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.

More Than Meets the Eye

by Brock, Joan and Gill, Derek

Most people would wallow in self pity and ask "Why me?" This courageous woman asked "Why not me?" Read her inspirational story.

My Path Leads to Tibet: The Inspiring Story of How One Young Blind Woman Brought Hope to the Blind Children of Tibet

by Tenberken, Sabriye

How a blind woman from Germany started a school for blind children in Tibet.

No Finish Line: My Life as I See It

by Jenkins, Sally and Runyan, Marla

The autobiography of the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympic Games

No Limits: Harry Cordellos, America's Legendary Blind Athlete

by Cordellos, Harry C. and Wells, Janet

Imagine a blind person water-skiing, golfing, running a marathon, and even diving. Harry Cordello did not let his blindness limit his activity. Instead he asked himself "Why not"?

No One is Unemployable: Creative Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Employment

by Angel, Debra L. and Harney, Elisabeth E.

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

American Government Pacemaker (3rd Edition)

by Petlinksi, Jane

Government textbook.

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanore Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

by Goodwin, Doris Kearns

No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States.

On Different Roads : An Autobiography

by Lawhorn, Geraldine

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.

Ordinary Daylight: A Portrait of an Artist Going Blind

by Potok, Andrew

Andrew Potok is an intense, vigorous, sensual man--and a gifted painter. Then, passing forty, he rapidly begins to go blind from an inherited eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa.

Overnight Career Choice

by Shatkin, Laurence and Farr, Michael

This book provides more than 275 job descriptions with information on each job's pay, growth, openings, education level, and skills needed.

Pacemaker General Science (3rd edition)

by Fearon, Globe

This book teaches about three different areas of science: life science, physical science, and earth science. You will learn about living things, including plants and animals. You will study motion and forces, such as those that affect a thrown baseball and a roller coaster racing along on its track. You will come to better understand the features of the Earth, including its oceans and moon.

Pacemaker World History

by Education, Pearson

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Pride and Prejudice

by Austen, Jane

Sand and Thistles

by Wilkinson, Jack D.

This story 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.

Self Esteem and Adjusting with Blindness, Third Edition

by Tuttle, Dean W. and Tuttle, Naomi

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

Sight Unseen

by Kleege, Georgina

This elegantly written book offers an unexpected and unprecidented accout of blindness and sight.

Sister Carrie

by Dreiser, Theodore

The River of Doubt

by Millard, Candice

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

Stars Come out Within

by Little, Jean

In this sequel to "Little by Little," Ms. Little continues sharing her life story.

Surpassing Expectations: My Life without Sight

by Scadden, Lawrence

The booktells the story of the author's life without sight,a memoir that recalls the activities that brought him international acclaim as a scientist, policymaker, and advocate.

Take Charge: A Strategic Guide for Blind Job Seekers

by Croft, Diane and Rabby, Rami

Here is guidance for blind job seekers.

The Abacus Made Easy: A Simplified Manual for Teaching the Cranmer Abacus (second edition)

by Davidow, Mae E.

Instructions on how to perform various mathematical operations using the Cranmer abacus

The Feminine Mystique

by Friedan, Betty and Quindlen, Anna

The book that changed the consciousness of a country -- and the world.

The Fifties

by Halberstam, David

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

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