I received a copy of “Six Dots – A Story of Young Louis Braille” ($17.99 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.”
“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. 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.”
I personally heard about Louis Braille, but I had no idea of his story. Six Dots – A Story of Young Louis Braille is a great picture book and in general a great story to share! My 6-year old loved the story! He had so many questions about dots and being blind. It was quite an eye opener for both of us. Six Dots is recommended for ages 4-8 (grades Preschool-3) and seemed very age appropriate for my son. At the end of the book there is also a Q & A area about Braille. Great learning tool for all with great references to look for more information.
Six Dots can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and anywhere children’s books are sold. Great addition to any family library!
About the Author
Jen Bryant has published poetry, biographies, picture books, and fiction for young readers. Her picture-book-biography collaborations with Melissa Sweet—A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, and A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin—have all won multiple awards. Jen lives with her family in southeastern Pennsylvania. You can read more about her at JenBryant.com.
Boris Kulikov graduated from the Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 1997 he’s been living and working as an illustrator in Brooklyn, New York. His many acclaimed books include Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and the Max books (Max’s Words, Max’s Castle, Max’s Dragon, Max’s Math) by Kate Banks. You can find him at BorisKulikov.com.