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Author Mahoney, Rosemary.

Title For the benefit of those who see : dispatches from the world of the blind / Rosemary Mahoney.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  371.911 MAH    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  371.911 MAH    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  371.911 MAH    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Non Fiction - TRBB-2  371.911 MAH    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  371.911 MAH    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  371.91 MAH    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 287 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking oppression endured by the world's blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world."--From publisher description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Mahoney, Rosemary.
Teachers of the blind.
Blind, Workers for the.
Blind -- Education -- India.
Blind -- Services for -- India.
ISBN 9780316043427

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