Braille Book Review

March-April 2001
Books for Children--Nonfiction

Books listed in this issue of Braille Book Review were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains books by many authors on fiction and nonfiction subjects, including animals, geography, nature, mystery, sports, and others. Contact your cooperating library to learn more about the wide range of books available in the collection.

To order books, contact your cooperating library.

This page includes Web-Braille links to full-text braille versions of books. Eligible patrons may sign up for Web-Braille through the library that handles their braille magazine subscriptions.

Nonfiction

Mistakes That Worked BR 12587
by Charlotte Foltz Jones
1 volume
Forty stories of things that were invented, discovered, or named by accident. Training dog guides for the blind began after a doctor's dog led a blinded WWI soldier across the hospital grounds. Other examples include Post-it Notes, Levis, Coca-Cola, cheese, aspirin, potato chips, and Ivory Soap. For grades 4-7. 1991.

Women in Space BR 12629
by Carole S. Briggs
1 volume
Briefly introduces the U.S. space program, then profiles nine American women and two Russians who pioneered in space exploration. Begins with Valentina Tereshkova, who in 1963 became the first woman to go into space, and proceeds chronologically to Tamara Jernigan, mission specialist in 1996. For grades 4-7. 1999.

Buried Treasure: Roots and Tubers BR 12650
by Meredith Sayles Hughes and Tom Hughes
1 volume
Presents the history, growing methods, and use of potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, carrots, turnips, beets, and radishes. Describes ways of preparing and eating these vegetables in different countries. Includes five recipes. For grades 4-7. 1998.

The Disability-Rights Movement BR 12750
by Deborah Kent
1 volume
A chronicle of milestones in the ongoing fight for disability rights in the United States; includes the 1940 establishment of the National Federation of the Blind and the passing of both the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For grades 4-7. 1996.

The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest BR 13015
by Steve Jenkins
1 volume
Discusses the history and geography of the tallest mountain peak in the world, which is located between Nepal and China. Describes the equipment needed to climb Mount Everest and what dangers are involved. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1999.


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