She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

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When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. At the time, no one believed a child with such severe disabilities could be taught to communicate, much less lead a full and productive life. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the country’s first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write—and eventually even to teach. Audiences flocked to see her, and she was loved and admired by children everywhere.

This fascinating and moving biography shows how Laura Bridgman paved the way for future generations of children with disabilities. As a blind person with some hearing loss, Sally Hobart Alexander lends a unique and intimate perspective to this inspiring account.

Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.52 x 10 inches

Ages: 10 - 12 years