ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST
Children's Literature, Nonfiction, Fiction
Sally Hobart Alexander is the author of 8 award-winning books for children and teens. Her memoir, "Taking Hold: My Journey into Blindness" won a national Christopher Medal for affirming artistic excellence and for the highest values of the human spirit. 6 of her books have been Junior Library Guild selections. She has published many personal essays, several articles, and monographs. Becoming blind at 26, Sally has many speaking engagements that focus on the writing process, but also on living richly and fully despite our difficulties.