In May, CNIB was busy with bake sales, sun glasses, and flash mobs for Vision Health Month, and the library was no exception. We tweeted about some of the great vision health books we offer, and wanted to bring together some of our favourites here:
C'mon Papa: dispatches from a Dad in the dark by Ryan Knighton
Describes Knighton's voyage through the first year of fatherhood, made more daunting by his blindness. He wonders how he will get to know his pre-verbal bundle of coos and burps when he can't see her smile or look into her eyes. Tackling these hurdles with grace and humour, Ryan is determined to do his part as a father, despite the pitfalls. Available in audio and braille.
Living well with macular degeneration, practical tips and essential information by Bruce Rosenthal
Living well with macular degeneration provides a clear explanation of the disease. The book also provides health and lifestyle advice and excellent how-to guides to find appropriate resources. Anyone with macular degeneration will find this a useful guide. Available in audio.
Adventures of Abby Diamond: out of sight by Kristie Smith-Armand
Abby Diamond is an adventurous young girl who enjoys solving mysteries with her three best friends: Neils, Andrea and Alison. Abby doesn't let the fact that she is blind prevent her from being a girl detective. Parents and children alike will enjoy these spirited stories of Abby Diamond. Available in audio and braille.
French toast, a white cane and memories by Laura Fay Robbie
A heart-warming account about laughter, tears, and the importance of facing life's obstacles with courage. A true story about a memorable vacation, one big brother who daydreams, an important epiphany, and a hilarious little boy named Chase. Available in audio and braille.
Check out the entire list of vision health books we tweeted!
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