My Path Leads to Tibet
The Inspiring Story of How One Young Blind Woman Brought Hope to the Blind Children of TibetBook - 2003
Defying everyone+s advice, armed only with her rudimentary knowledge of Chinese and Tibetan, Sabriye Tenberken set out to do something about the appalling condition of the Tibetan blind, who she learned had been abandoned by society and left to die. Traveling on horseback throughout the country, she sought them out, devised a Braille alphabet in Tibetan, equipped her charges with canes for the first time, and set up a school for the blind. Her efforts were crowned with such success that hundreds of young blind Tibetans, instilled with a newfound pride and an education, have now become self-supporting. A tale that will leave no reader unmoved, it demonstrates anew the power of the positive spirit to overcome the most daunting odds.
Publisher: New York : Arcade, 2003
Branch Call Number: 362.4109515 TEN 2003
Characteristics: 284 p. : ol. ill