Escaping to Oz by Abbie Johnson Taylor #AuthorsThey’reOnlyHuman

Escaping to Oz by Abbie Johnson Taylor #AuthorsThey’reOnlyHuman


My favorite book is The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It was the first book I was able to read with my limited vision, using a closed-circuit television magnifier. When I was in the sixth grade here in Sheridan, Wyoming, the local school district purchased this machine for me to use in the classroom. To my delight, I discovered that not only could I use it to read textbooks and fill out worksheets, but I could also read books for pleasure. So, during study periods when I had no other homework, I escaped from the stress of school to a land where I, along with Dorothy, encountered a scarecrow, a tin man, and other interesting characters.

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  1. Thanks to Patty for allowing me to guest post here. I hope you enjoy reading about my favorite book. Please feel free to talk about yours either here or on my blog. On my blog, you can also click on the Open Book Blog Hop link to read about other bloggers’ favorite books. Happy reading!

  2. Fabulous post Patty – sighted people and I include myself really have no idea of the challenges that lie ahead.

    1. Thank you, Barbara. Yes, it can be challenging to do ordinary things when you’re disabled. I’m glad you enjoyed my piece.

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