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Author Alexander, Sally Hobart.

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

Imprint New York : Clarion Books, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 92 BRIDGMAN,L ALE    Available
Description xi, 100 p. : ill., 1 map, 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-96) and index.
Contents 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 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 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.
Added Author Alexander, Robert Joseph, 1944-
ISBN 0618852999 (hardcover)
9780618852994 (hardcover)

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