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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Books About Color Blindness

Message: I am looking for several children's books that would be suitable to read to a group of young children Pre-3? that would help them to understand what color blindness is and some problems it creates.

location: MT

Thanks for contacting Fred's Head at the American Printing House for the Blind. After I received your question, I turned to the professionals here at APH. They found the following titles that may be of assistance.

  • Seeing red by Jim Halligan & John Newman.
    Dublin : Wolfhound, 2003.

    Ben digs up a box in a bog thinking good things are sure to follow-magic powers, money, etc. But Jim is color blind, which turns out to be a bit of a problem when colored lights start flying out of the box.

  • Eyes by Carol Ballard.
    Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, c2003.

    Contains (in 48 pages) Windows to the world -- Development of sight -- Eye care -- Eye problems and injuries -- Looking at the eyes -- Corneal transplant -- Light and dark -- Tears -- Inside an eye -- How do you see? -- Nearsightedness -- Farsightedness -- Near and far -- Retina -- Color blindness -- Eye examinations -- Using both eyes -- Other eye diseases and disorders -- Blindness -- Living with blindness -- What can go wrong with the eyes?

There is a nice set of graphics comparing different views of the same colors at the following sites:

It won't mean anything unless they can visualize the condition.

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