My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay

by Cari Best

Other authorsVanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2015





Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2015), Edition: First, 40 pages


"Zulay is a blind girl who longs to be able to run in the race on field and track day at her school"--

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LibraryThing member LisaMarie214
This book is about a girl named Zulay who is blind and goes to an all blind school. Zulay and her class are going to partake in the school's track and field event. Zulay wants to run but she's afraid she will fail won't be able to since she's blind. However, with practice Zulay is able to overcome her fears.
LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Cheerful, inclusive, well-told story from the POV of a first grade girl who recently lost her sight and is concerned about standing out from her classmates.
LibraryThing member jmistret
Zulay is a young girl who suffers from blindness. We get to see how she goes to school, makes friends, and even runs a race just like every other child in class. Zulay is able to learn many new things such as braille and walking with her cane. She is very leery of walking with the cane and was very against it in the beginning. As time goes on, Zulay eventually opens up to the idea, is able to use her cane, and then make all of her friends wish they had one. I really love this illustrations in the book. We see that all of the school desks with each students name, have a braille translation next to them. I thought this was a great touch in explaining things even further. I also love how the back cover has the complete braille alphabet written out as well.… (more)


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Physical description

40 p.; 8.9 inches




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