Annotations for She Touched the World : Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer


Baker & Taylor
An inspirational biography of Laura Bridgman, who, after losing her hearing, sight, and sense of smell at a young age, paved the way for future generations of children with disabilities, traces her remarkable life and her dedication to helping others.

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Baker & Taylor
An inspirational biography of Laura Bridgman, who, after losing her hearing, sight, and sense of smell at a young age, paved the way for future generations of children with disabilities.

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Baker & Taylor
When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the country's first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write--and eventually even to teach.

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Houghton
When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. At the time, no one believed a child with such severe disabilities could be taught to communicate, much less lead a full and productive life. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the country's first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write?and eventually even to teach. By the age of 12, she was world famous.
Audiences flocked to see her, and she was loved and admired by children everywhere. This fascinating and moving biography shows how Laura Bridgman paved the way for future generations of children with disabilities, making possible important advances in the way they would be educated. As a blind person with some hearing loss, Sally Hobart Alexander lends a unique and intimate perspective to this inspiring account. At last, the story of Laura Bridgman can find its long-deserved place alongside those of Louis Braille and Helen Keller.


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