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It is very hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. This groundbreaking, award-winning book endeavors to convey the experience of a person who can only see through his or her sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing.
Raised black line drawings on black paper, which can be deciphered by touch, complement a beautifully written text describing colors through imagery. Braille letters accompany the text so that the sighted reader can begin to imagine what it is like to use Braille to read. A full Braille alphabet at the end of the book can be used to learn more.
The Black Book of Colors has been published around the world and has been universally praised for its unique and innovative approach. A special edition of the book with Braille-punched parchment is available for the blind.
About the Author
Menena Cottin studied design and illustration at the Pratt Institute in New York where she began writing books. Her most recent titles are Equilibrio and La doble historia de un vaso de leche. She lives in Venezuela.
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- Reading level: Ages 4-8
- Hardcover: 24 pages
- Publisher: Groundwood Books (June 28, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0888998732
- ISBN-13: 978-0888998736
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