My nearsighted childhood inspired me to create a Large Print Edition of Ask a Suffragist.
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As I read early reviews of Ask a Suffragist:Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists, I am proud that many are using words like readable and accessible to describe my writing style. With the large print edition, I am making that true in a more literal way.
When I was in Kindergarten, I failed my first eye exam. My parents took me to the optometrist, who told them I was probably faking blindness to get attention–no child he knew was that nearsighted.
It was a few more years before my parents brought me back. In the meantime, I learned to read, and I loved reading. I would hide books under the covers in my bed, so I could sneak them out and read by flashlight when I was supposed to be sleeping, holding the books close to my face so I could see those blurry letters.
When my nearsightedness was finally diagnosed, the optometrist who fitted my first pair of glasses credited all that reading with saving me from developing lazy eye.
Today, with the help of very high prescription contact lenses, I can read easily, but I still remember the girl I was when I first learned to read, when I loved books so much that I couldn’t stop reading even when I had to work so hard to see them.
I hope the Large Print Edition of Ask a Suffragist will make my book accessible to book lovers who couldn’t have enjoyed it otherwise. It as designed to accommodate not only those with sight problems, but also people with other barriers to reading books such as dyslexia.
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P.S. I am also happy to report that production is finished on the audiobook and it is currently in the final stages of set-up for distribution. Expect to find it at Audible, iTunes and Amazon soon!The first book in the Ask a Suffragist series, America’s First Feminists, is available now. Get it today!
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