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Alexander, Sally Hobart.
New York : Clarion, 2008
IL 5-8, RL 8.3
ISBN 0618852999
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Have you ever heard of Helen Keller?  She was born both blind and deaf and it took an amazing teacher to reach inside her dark world and teach her about the world around her.  But did you know that long before Helen Keller, Laura Bridgman had the same disability?  In 1832, at the age of three, Laura got scarlet fever and lost her sight and her hearing.  But she also lost her sense of smell and her sense of taste.  She really was isolated from the world.  She was sent to the New England Institute for the Education of the Blind and made remarkable progress.  By the age of 10, she was famous around the world for her accomplishments. Find out more about this remarkable woman who accomplished so much.
SUBJECTS:     Bridgman, Laura Dewey, 1829-1889.
                        Women -- Biography.

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