Planet of the Blind by Stephen Kuusisto, Delta; ISBN: 0385333277; December 29, 1998. Most biography is a recounting of struggle that leads to success and achievement, but Kuusisto's story is of a lifelong struggle that leads to acceptance. For this gifted poet, the barely glimpsed visual world is an irresistible temptation, despite pain, embarrassment, and failure. When he finally submits to the white cane and a guide dog, suddenly he can envision a "Planet of the Blind," a place where those without sight live in peace with their own lives, where "everyone is free to touch faces, paintings, gardens," a place where beauty is behind the eye of the beholder. --John Longenbaugh
Children With Visual Impairments : A Parents' Guide (The Special-Needs Collection) by M. Cay Holbrook (Editor), Woodbine House, 1995.
Dancing in the Dark : A Guide to Living With Blindness and Visual Impairment by Frances Lief Neer; Wildstar Publishers, 1994. A direct, good humored, non-threatening reference guide for living in a frightening situation. It is for people affected personally as well as professionally. Dancing in the Dark includes a resource directory and primer to understand the language of visual impairment.
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