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The Forbidden Dots

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5


Kristin O'Donnell

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 39, Num 1, Sept 2011

Story Summary

An inspiring biography of Louis Braille who, blinded at three, went on to develop the Braille alphabet for the blind. He then spent the remainder of his life overcoming resistance by traditionalists who felt that braille would create a distance between the blind and sighted worlds. Just prior to his death in 1852 the headmaster in the school in which Louis Braille taught finally lifted the ban on braille and two years later the French government adopted braille as its official system for the blind.