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Monday, March 28, 2011
World Book Day - What Would You Have Missed?
This video was posted by the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) to mark World Book Day on March 3, 2011. Yes, it is a bit late in the month but the video is well worth watching. I recognized the book related to the image in the closet immediately. I wonder how many children today would as well.
The RNIB requested that people list the favorite childhood books they would have missed if they were unable to see. Their campaign seeks to highlight the acute shortage of books accessible to blind and partially sighted people, especially children.
The asked everyone to consider "What would you have missed out on if you weren't able to enter the magical world of children's stories?" I can't imagine a world without books. Can you?
I would have missed:
The Little Prince
Alice in Wonderland
and the hundreds of other books I have read since I was a child. What magical stories would you have missed?