Do You Dream In Color?: Insights From A Girl Without Sight
Publish Date: 2012-10-23
Author: Laurie Rubin
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Colors, Rubin tells us, affect everyone through sound, smell, taste, and a vast array of emotions andatmospheres. She explains that although she has been blind since birth, she has experienced color all her life.
In her memoirDo You Dream in Color?, Laurie Rubin looks back on her life as an international opera singerwho happens to be blind. From her loneliness and isolation as a middle school student to her experiencesskiing, Rubin offers her young readers a life-story rich in detail and inspiration drawn from everydaychallenges. Beginning with her childhood in California, Rubin tells the story of her life and the amazingexperiences that led her to a career as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano.
Rubin describes her past as a journey towards identity, one she hopes will resonate with young peoplestruggling with two fundamental questions: Who am I? and Where do I fit in? Although most of us aren'tblind, Rubin believes that many of us have traits that make us something other than normal. Thesedifferences, like blindness, may seem like barriers, but for the strong and the persistent, dreams canovercome barriers, no matter how large they may seem. This is what makes her story so unique yet universaland so important for young readers.