STEM books3. Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

By Jen Bryant

Grades: Kindergarten through 3

Through his eponymous alphabet, Louis Braille changed the lives of countless individuals by creating a method for blind people to communicate, read, and learn. Note that the book is not written in Braille, but introduces students to this alphabet. Through studying this and other relevant STEM books, challenge students to find patterns within the Braille alphabet that are mathematical and ask if they can recognize the thought processes that might have led the young innovator to create this language.