Out of Darkness by Russell Freedman
The Story of Louis Braille

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A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance.
 

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Russell Freedman grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. Russell Freedman (born 1929 in San Francisco) is a biographer and author of nearly 50 books for young people. He is most notable for receiving the 1988 Newbery Medal with his work Lincoln: A Photobiography. In 1998, he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his lifelong contribution to children's literature. He received one of the 2007 National Humanities Medals. He currently lives in New York City.
 
Published September 20, 1999 by Clarion Books. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Travel. Non-fiction

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This biography from Freedman (The Life and Death of Crazy Horse, 1996, etc.) tells the familiar, moving story of the determination of Louis Braille, who did "more than anyone in history to bring blind people into the mainstream of life."

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