Potts-Abilities in Braille to 4,000 Blind Children and Other News
The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults was established in 1919, originally under the name the American Brotherhood for the Blind. This wonderful organization picks twelve children’s books every year and sends a free Braille book to 4, 000 blind children in the US.
I was honored to have the three books from the Potts-Abilities series chosen to be part of this program. Imagine my surprise when earlier this year, I came across an Instagram video of a blind young lady reading Bluebell Skinks in Braille. She was showing everyone how fast it was possible to read, and she stated that Bluebell Skinks was her favorite book.
I was also very pleased to be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Friends of MD State Libray for the Blind and Print Disabled, October 29, 2022. This was the thirty-year celebration for a brand-new library building at 415 Park Avenue in Baltimore. The staff gave me a tour of the building. It is absolutely incredible!
I’m looking forward to working with these folks because they also invited me to join the board— The Friends of Library for the Blind and Print Disabled.
Mitzi Mufflin was a character I had made up who happened to be blind. Little did I know that she would introduce me to a group of wonderful people who “see” the world in a different way.