Print/braille books encourage literacy for blind youth and teach lifelong lessons
National Braille Press (NBP) has announced today its Children’s Braille Book Club selections for Back to School: The Spiffiest Giant in Town and One Tiny Turtle. This year’s back to school reading selections includes stories that encourage braille literacy for youth and help to teach blind children lifelong lessons and skills.
The Spiffiest Giant in Town tells a tale about the importance of being kind to others. George the giant is the scruffiest in town, until he finds a new clothes shop and buys himself a “spiffy” new outfit. As he walks around town in his new clothes, he meets folks who could use his help. George gives away his shoes, shirt and pants to those in need. In the end, he is no longer known as the spiffiest giant, but as “the kindest giant in town.”
One Tiny Turtle brings the reader on a journey into the world of one of the most mysterious creatures, the logger head turtle. Colored with illustrations, the book tells the story of the loggerhead turtle swimming for thirty years and thousands of miles searching for food. Then one summer night, she reaches a beach to lay her eggs, the very same beach where she herself was born.
National Braille Press’ Children’s Braille Book Club was the first Braille Book Club in the country that featured a new print/braille book each month for children ranging from preschool through third grade. NBP selects popular children’s picture books that can be read by both braille and sighted readers. Each book’s text can stand alone without help from illustrations to tell the story by the insertion of the identical text in braille on clear plastic sheets. NBP sells these print/braille books for the same price as the original print books even though they cost two to three times more to produce in braille. Each month, the Children’s Braille Book Club sends notices in either print or braille describing the book of the month with no obligation to buy. Those who become members automatically receive a copy of each book of the month for a year
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