Deborah DePaoli, children’s advocate, shares her memories growing up in California, surrounded by a diverse culture that encouraged her to become trilingual and exposed her to Braille materials from the Library of Congress delivered at home. Hear her heartfelt stories from her childhood about her family and a beloved teacher whose personal story about her father told in the classroom made a long-lasting impact on her. Find out how the books she read and the special stories are closely connected to her life.
- Mama Lisa's World International Music & Culture. Shule Aroon (Irish Traditional Song) -The song that Deborah’s Elementary school teacher used to played in her classroom.
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: That All May Read
- Terry, Carol. Let’s go to India: Mukti Miracles. Zondervan, 1964.
- Muñoz Ryan, Pam. Esperanza Rising. New York: Scholastic, 2000.