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This book strives to develop understanding and appreciation for diversity. It includes detailed descriptions of objects that are depicted on black pages. The objects described are illustrated only with embossed lines that force readers to interpret them tactilely rather than visually. The shock readers feel will give way to wonder as they experience sightlessness and imagination. This book is fully accessible to students who are blind and encourages readers to think about the way in which some people “see” by using their other senses.
As students begin to explore concepts of diversity and inclusion within the classroom and larger world, this book is a useful tool in understanding how people “see” with their hands. The book may also be used to promote an appreciation for the natural world, encouraging students to utilize all of their senses to experience the out of doors. Teachers may choose to use this book in descriptive writing lessons.
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