View Full Version : Go-along for Hickory Chair

05-14-2007, 05:00 PM
I found the following book at my Library this weekend. It would be a great go-along for Hickory Chair or Helen Keller in Beyond FIAR.

Private and Confidential : A Story About Braille by Marion Ripley--Tells the story of a girl who gets a pen pal from Australia. After several letters she learns the boy is legally blind and his sister has been writing his letters for him. She decides to write him a letter in braille and gets one in return. There is a letter in actual braille that has to be "translated" using the a braille alphabet card. There is also a section at the end with the translation and a bit about the braille language.

It also references the National Federation of the Blind website for more information. www.nfb.org

Hope you can find this book at your library too! Enjoy!

Michele TX
05-14-2007, 11:46 PM
Thanks! I'm not doing it this year but plan to do it next year with dd. I will write this down so I can remember to look for it. :) It sounds like a neat book.

05-15-2007, 08:22 AM
Thanks!! We're doing Hickory Chair this week. Checking our library's catalog!