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She touched the world : Laura Bridgman, deaf-blind pioneer / by Sally Hobart Alexander and Robert Alexander.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle J92 BRID (Text) 39231031447465 Children's Non-Fiction Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: xi, 100 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, [2008]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-96) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Important people in Laura Bridgman's life -- Introduction -- A delicate plant -- In touch -- Friends and frustrations -- "A very unusually tall [man]" -- Taken away -- What can Laura do? -- Words! words! words! -- Schoolgirl -- Windows open -- Weapon or masterpiece? -- "Is God ever surprised?" -- Famous -- Farewells -- Afterword: if Laura were alive today.
Summary, etc.:
When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. 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.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Bridgman, Laura Dewey, 1829-1889 > Juvenile literature.
Bridgman, Laura Dewey, 1829-1889
Deafblind women > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Deafblind women > United States > Biography.

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