Friday, May 20, 2011


Blindsided (Priscilla Cummings)
After years of failing eyesight, fourteen-year-old Natalie reluctantly enters a school for the blind, where in spite of her initial resistance she learns the skills that will help her survive in the sighted world.
The Cardturner (Louis Sachar)
When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.
The Cay (Theodore Taylor)
After the freighter on which Phillip and his mother were traveling from wartime Curacao to the U.S. is torpedoed, the boy finds himself dependent on an old West Indian for survival.
Gentle's Holler (Kerry Madden)
In the early 1960s, twelve-year-old songwriter Livy Two Weems dreams of seeing the world beyond the Maggie Valley, North Carolina, holler where she lives in poverty with her parents and eight brothers and sisters, but understands that she must put family first.
Girl, Stolen (April Henry)
When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father.
I'll Be Seeing You (Lurlene McDaniel)
Carley, a girl whose face has been deformed by cancer surgery, meets Kyle while he is in the hospital recovering from an accident that has left him temporarily blind, and while she wants the best for her new friend, she is worried about what is going to happen to their relationship once Kyle recovers his sight.
Killer in the Dark (Peter Lancett)
Dark Man, a hero with secret powers, pursues a killing shadow and finds it is attached to a girl who is blind.
Million Dollar Throw (Mike Lupica)
Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller (Sarah Elizabeth Miller)
At age twenty-one, partially-blind, lonely but spirited Annie Sullivan travels from Massachusetts to Alabama to try and teach six-year-old Helen Keller, deaf and blind since age two, self-discipline and communication skills. Includes historical notes and timeline.
Otherspace (David Stahler)
Truesight Trilogy, Book 3. Now almost fifteen, Jacob leaves his good friends, Xander and Delaney, and sets out for the distant planet of Teiresias, where he believes he will find other Seers and learn about the visions he has had since gaining his sight on his home planet, Harmony, where blindness is the rule.
Teacher's Pet (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.
Things Not Seen (Andrew Clements)
When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.
Things That Are (Andrew Clements)
Still adjusting to being blind, Alicia must outwit an invisible man who is putting her family and her boyfriend, who was once invisible himself, in danger.
Truesight (David Stahler)
Truesight Trilogy, Book 1. In a distant frontier world, thirteen-year-old Jacob is uncertain of his future in a community that considers blindness a virtue and "Seers" as aberrations.
What Would Joey Do? (Jack Gantos)
Joey tries to keep his life from degenerating into total chaos when his mother sends him to be home-schooled with a hostile blind girl, his divorced parents cannot stop fighting, and his grandmother is dying of emphysema.
The Window (Jeanette Ingold)
When she comes to live with relatives on a Texas farm, fifteen-year-old Mandy encounters the grandmother she never knew and begins to come to terms with her blindness caused by the automobile accident that killed her mother.
The Young Unicorns (Madeleine L'Engle)
The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 3. A seventeen-year-old boy, a blind and talented twelve-year-old musician, the Austin family, and Canon Tallis become involved in an evil scheme relying on the ability of a refined laser to control people's minds.

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