In 1950, Myra Yarborough, age six, finds herself transported from rural North Carolina to the NC State School for the Blind in the state's capitol of Raleigh. The family she loves seem far away as there are no phones in her home and a six week long stretch between visits. As America is changing, the school for the blind has an archaic feel and the housemothers seem to have stepped right out of one of Grimm's fairy tales. Follow the challenges of growing up in an environment that seems resistant to change. Many people and friends contribute to Myra's search for balance between a blind and sighted existence, between smiles and tears, and between opinions and reality. As you follow Myra's growing years, you will get a glimpse of being blind through this perspective, and come away with a new understanding of blindness in the 1950s, as well as what it is like today.
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|Size: ||4.9 MB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781312857957 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|