[2015] Aly More (Schepp 13-14): Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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[2015] Aly More (Schepp 13-14): Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Diary of Bess Brennan The Perkins School for the Blind1932By: Barry Denenberg



What I Think About This Book: 4 star rating




I think that the historical ficton book Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Dairy of Bess Brennan is a 4 star because the content is really realistic. It helps kids understand that you should be thankful for what you have because no matter how hard your life is, someone else's is worse. The book teaches many valuable lessons, such as, all it takes is a little imagination to create an amazing picture. Another would be, practice makes progress because Bess has to learn Braille and that's a challenge. The reason it's not a five star is because it oesen't really have a MAIN conflict. It is a dairy, and that means it has a lot of small conflicts. This is enjoyable, but makes it hard to pick out one main event.

Barry Dennenberg

Bess gets in a sledding accident

Doctors Try Many Operations To Get Her Sight Back

Bess becomes blind because the operations failed

Her Family starts doing everything for her at home





Her uncle explains that she needs to go because she needs to become independant

Her uncle finds a school for blind children and teaches them independance

Bess can't go to the regular school because she's blind

Bess dosen't want to go to school

She makes 2 new friends, Amanda and Eva


Bess is on her own at school

Bess's mother says that they can stay for Easter

Bess has to say goodbye to her friends for Easter break



Blinded after a terrible accident, Bess must learn to overcome her disability with the help of new friends and skills at the Perkins School for the Blind, in the wake of America's Great Depression.After Bess Brennan is blinded in a sledding accident, she must face a frightening, much-altered world. Confronted with a new set of obstacles, Bess manages to overcome her disability with the help of her new friends at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she also learns how to read braille. Her twin sister, Elin, assists her with recording daily events in her diary and contributes entries of her own. Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Bess's story will inspire all readers to be strong in the face of hardship.In 1932, a twelve-year-old girl who lost her sight in an accident keeps a diary, recorded by her twin sister, in which she describes life at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts. - Barnes and Noble

Time-Sunday December 27, 1931- Tuesday June 21, 1932Place(s)- Boston, Massachusetts and Perkins School for the Blind

Bess- main characterAmanda- one of Bess's friendsEva- one of Bess's friendsElin- Bess's twin sisterUncle Ted- Bess's uncle (kind of replace her dad that died)Mama- Bess and Elin's mom




Bess Brennan Ringing Bells At School For Blind Children

Perkins in 1932


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