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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant
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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant
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Sep 06, 2016 | ISBN 9780449813379

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“An inspiring look at a child inventor whose drive and intelligence changed to world—for the blind and sighted alike.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Although many Braille biographies stress his disability, Bryant’s title subtly emphasizes his creativity and celebrates him as an inventor, making this an excellent addition for STEM collections. Illustrations in Kulikov’s signature style, light-hearted with a touch of tartness, deftly toggle between sun-washed scenes in which the world views Louis and blackened scenes in which Louis recreates the world he sees in his mind.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

“Bryant’s sensitive first-person narration draws readers intimately close to Braille’s experiences, and an author’s note and q&a add further depth to a stirring portrait of innovation and determination.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The focus on Braille as one of the world’s great inventors is apt, and by taking a close look at his childhood, his family, and his experiences as a young person, Bryant makes Braille’s story even more powerful.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Bryant’s portrayal captures Louis’s intelligence, determination, and tenacious desire for access to the written word.  As Bryant states, “The name Braille deserves to be on everyone’s list of great inventors,” and this book ably demonstrates why.”–The Horn Book Magazine

“Readers will be floored by the sheer tenacity of Louis Braille.” — Shelf Awareness


Amazon Best of the Year SELECTION 2017

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2017

Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books SELECTION 2016

Horned Toad Tale List SELECTION 2018

Illinois State Library Monarch Award SELECTION 2019

NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies SELECTION 2017

Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award SELECTION 2107

Schneider Family Book Award AWARD 2017

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