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By Gloria Whelan

Nine-year-old Hannah might do virtually whatever to visit college with all of the different kids on the town. yet Hannah is blind, and her mom and dad preserve her at domestic, the place she is secure. Then Lydia Robbin, a strong-willed instructor, involves city and convinces Hannah’s mom and dad to ship her to college. at the beginning Hannah is delighted. yet she quickly learns that there are numerous obstacles—and people—that stand in her method. Hannah will desire great braveness to turn out to her classmates, her mom and dad, and herself that pass over Robbin was once correct to think in her.
 
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I crept down the steps to the kitchen and pumped a few water to scrub my face and fingers. to delight Mama I set the desk for breakfast. I made convinced I had the forks at the left and the knives and spoons at the correct. whilst Mama got here down, she didn’t say something. yet she didn’t say I couldn’t visit college. pass over Robbin didn’t say whatever both. i suppose she proposal now that she had her method it was once top to maintain quiet. She simply thanked Mama for the breakfast and began off for faculty. As she went out the door she placed her hand on my shoulder and gave it a squeeze. while it was once time for Verna and Johnny and me to move, I went over to hug Mama. She driven me away and passed the 3 people our jugs of water. there has been no good on the college, so we needed to deliver our personal water to drink and to clean our slates. with a purpose to institution Verna held my hand. i presumed we'd by no means get there. eventually I heard the voices of the opposite teenagers. pass over Robbin got here out to satisfy me. “Hannah,” she acknowledged, “we’re so satisfied to have you ever at school. ” yet she didn’t permit me take a seat with Verna. She made me cross up in entrance and take a seat with Johnny and the opposite little kids. I remembered how Verna acknowledged it used to be a punishment whilst Carl needed to take a seat there. I listened to the entire voices and attempted to make out who they belonged to. there has been an mathematics lesson that didn’t make any experience to me. Then there has been a few analyzing that I couldn’t do. i started to ask yourself why i used to be there. whilst it used to be time for recess, i began to stroll out of college, feeling my manner through preserving directly to the desks. As I obtained to the again of the room, I heard Carl say, “You convinced can inform Hannah Thomas can’t see within the reflect or she wouldn’t seem like a ragbag with a haystack for her hair. ” i used to be so mad I picked up a ebook from one of many desks and threw it towards Carl’s voice. I heard him cry out. Then anyone caught whatever out in entrance of my foot, and that i tripped and fell on my face within the aisle. omit Robbin and Verna ran to assist me up. “Carl Kleino,” omit Robbin stated. Her voice used to be sharp and chilly like icicles. “I observed you journey Hannah. move up in entrance of the room and stand by way of my table. Your mom and dad are going to listen to approximately this. Hannah, are you harm? ” I shook my head. “You exit with the opposite teenagers, and I’ll pop out in a minute. i would like a note with Carl. ” Verna led me outdoors. She attempted to convenience me by means of telling me how Carl used to be continuously moving into hassle. “I don’t imagine he likes being the oldest one in school,” she acknowledged. After your time considered one of Verna’s girlfriends referred to as to her to come back and leap rope. “I’ll simply take one turn,” Verna acknowledged, and ran off. i used to be simply status there alone. i presumed approximately how I hadn’t been capable of do any classes and the way nobody talked to me. i needed I have been with Mama. all at once, the single factor that appeared vital used to be to come back domestic. by way of going from tree to tree I felt my means down the trail that led from the schoolyard to the line. simply because i used to be relocating throughout the timber, not anyone spotted me. while I reached the line, i used to be uncertain approximately which means I may still flip.

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