Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

The Black Book of Colors

Image of raised lines of strawberries

This book invites readers to imagine living without sight through illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers. This book gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a new way and lends itself to helping to raise awareness among young children about how children who are blind experience books and reading.

Here are some sample illustrations from the book:

Raised line drawingSample illustration of strawberriesRaised lines of leavesEmbossed image of rain drops

Posted on January 30, 2013
Updated on: February 8, 2018