Friday, December 23, 2016
First sentence: On the day I was born, Papa announced me to the village: "Here is my son Loo-Wee!"
Premise/plot: Six Dots is a picture book biography of Louis Braille. It is probably best for older readers because there is a lot of text.
Here's one of my favorite quotes, "I didn't want people to feel sorry for me. I just wanted to read and to write on my own, like everyone else."
The end papers include the braille alphabet, just not in braille. (It would have been great fun if the braille alphabet and the quote by Helen Keller, "We the blind, are as indebted to Louis Braille as mankind is to Gutenberg." had actually been in braille so readers--of all ages--could feel Braille for themselves.)
My thoughts: I liked this one. It is a very personal, compelling story.
Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
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