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YA Books with Characters Who Are Blind

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She is not invisible

Marcus Sedgwick. -- |

a blind teen travels from London to New York City to find her missing father. She can’t see, but basically kidnaps her younger brother to be her eyes on this quest and then uses her other senses to good effect to help solve the mystery.

Things not seen

Andrew Clements. |

"When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it."

Things that are

Andrew Clements. -- |

"Still adjusting to being blind, Alicia must outwit an invisible man who is putting her family and her boyfriend, who was once invisible himself, in danger."


Rachel DeWoskin. |

"After a horrific accident leaves her blind, fifteen-year-old Emma, one of seven children, eagerly starts high school as a sophomore, and finds that nearly everything has changed--sometimes for the better."

Million-dollar throw

Mike Lupica. -- |

"Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed."

Mirror, mirror on the wall

by Barry Denenberg. |

"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."

Bringing up Beauty.


"In Bringing Up Beauty , Elizabeth had her heart broken over the lab puppy she raised for - and returned to - a guide dog program."

A different kind of Beauty

Sylvia McNicoll. |

"In A Different Kind of Beauty , she's trying again. But this time, she vows, she won't fall in love. She'll have fun, sure, but she won't surrender to those big soulful eyes and goofy puppy love. Hmmm... is it Beauty II she's resisting, or Scott, the "former" boyfriend who just keeps hanging around?"


Priscilla Cummings. |

"After years of failing eyesight, fourteen-year-old Natalie reluctantly enters a school for the blind, where in spite of her initial resistance she learns the skills that will help her survive in the sighted world."

Girl, stolen

April Henry. |

When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father.

The fault in our stars

John Green. -- |