In 1812, when Louis Braille was three years old, he was completely blinded by an accident. His family still wanted him to get a good education, so they sent him to a school for the blind in Paris. There he learned to read by using large books with raised alphabet letters.
Louis studied music and became the organist at St. Anne’s Church in Paris. He began to teach music lessons to blind students. Later he made it easier to his blind student to learn to read words and music when he developed a system of raised dots. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Louis Braille, who was determined to overcome his disability and to help others.
Level 1 Reader
Softcover, 30 pages.