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Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read.
Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him.
And so he invented his own alphabet—a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.
Award-winning writer Jen Bryant tells Braille’s inspiring story with a lively and accessible text, filled with the sounds, the smells, and the touch of Louis’s world. Boris Kulikov’s inspired paintings help readers to understand what Louis lost, and what he was determined to gain back through books.
An author’s note and additional resources at the end of the book complement the simple story and offer more information for parents and teachers.
|Title||:||Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
September 24, 2016
WHY WASN'T THE BOOK ALSO WRITTEN IN BRAILLE? Seriously. The Braille alphabet is printed on the front and back covers BUT IT'S NOT IN RAISED BRAILLE.
March 28, 2017
We see braille dots everywhere we go and, for many of us, never think about where they originated. In the history of these little dots, though, Bryant has found an intriguing story about their creator, Louis Braille, and his desire to create a good way for blind people to read. Our favorite part...
July 03, 2017
Louis Braille lost his eyesight as a child. He was horrified to learn that the only books available to the blind were terribly short because of the size necessary of the text read by touch. He came up with a new, simple system. Six Dots is the beautiful picture book story of his Braille's life, w...
September 06, 2017
How sad that Louis lost his eyesight at such a tender age in an accident that could have been easily prevented! Luckily, he was smart enough to develop coping mechanisms, grew up lively and inquisitive.
The story is told by Louis himself, who describes what it was like for him to be blind. Those...
November 12, 2016
This book, which tells the story of Louis Braille, begins by showing the Braille Alphabet on the end papers, followed by a pronunciation guide for the French names and phrases that appear in the ensuing text.
The story came out of the author’s curiosity over what it would have been like to have be...
January 16, 2017
I'm very torn by this book. On one hand, its informative and inspiring. On the other hand, I'm deeply bothered by the fact that the Braille is presented visually and not raised.
December 04, 2016
Fascinating and inspiring.
August 27, 2017
In the author's note she says that previous biographies (including one she wrote herself!) didn't really try to imagine what it would *feel* like to be Louis Braille, and she's done a powerful job of that here. Real empathy is so important if you want kids to embrace your heroes :).
February 27, 2017
A fantastic introduction to child-inventor, Louis Braille! However, there is a HUGE missed opportunity here: why is this not told in dual-languages English and Braille?!
March 23, 2017
Fascinating read about the life of Louis Braille, the systems already in place for blind readers during his lifetime, and the revolutionary braille method he created. I hadn't given it much thought before, but there were systems already being used so that blind people could read way back when, bu...