See You Tomorrow, Charles

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See You Tomorrow, Charles by Miriam Cohen, Lillian Hoban

Charles is the new boy in the first-grade class, and he is blind. His classmates want to be helpful. Should they protect Charles or treat him like everybody else? No one knows for sure.

Then one day Danny, Charles, and Anna Maria get into trouble. Can Charles take charge and help his friends?

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ISBN-13: 9780440411512
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/12/1997
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.82(w) x 6.99(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile: 390L (what's this?)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See You Tomorrow Charles The children’s reading book, See You Tomorrow Charles, is a short story for beginning readers which features a student that has a visual impairment. The other students eagerly welcome him into the classroom. While the students decide to treat Charles like everyone else, an authors attempt to show inclusion, it seems that they can’t help but single him out. One student exclaims how impressed they are that Charles can feed himself. Throughout the story, the students discuss Charles as if he’s not in the room, let alone standing right beside them. Charles participates in math class as well as art class in the story. In illustrating Charles’ abilities in excelling at art and math, the book shows how inclusion can be beneficial for both the student with a disability and as well other students that are not familiar with disabilities. All the students were impressed at Charles abilities to accomplish these activities as well as him being able to “read with his fingers.” In my own classroom, this book could be helpful in illustrating the importance of allowing every student’s strengths to shine. No student should be judged based on pre conceived notions, but praised for their individual accomplishments. As a future teacher, one of my goals is to encourage all types of students in order for them to reach their maximum potential. One thing that this book could definitely improve on would be its effectiveness in addressing certain stereotypes that surround the visually impaired. For example, when asked how Charles would be able to recognize Superman if her ever met him, Charles replied that he had already met Superman, and that he knew it was Superman because he smelled super strong. I understand that certain senses can grow in strength in the absence of another, but describing things as smelling like they’re strong is a bit much. While this book can be cute, it’s not a book that I would turn to in order to teach students about visual impairments.