My Weekly Reader [braille]


Accession Number: 2019.10.1

Subtitle: Braille Edition The Junior Newspaper

Summary/Description: "This Special Braille Edition has been prepared in order that seeing children may better understand how their blind friends read and write" --page 3. Issued for week of January 11-15, 1937. Pages 3-4 contain standard print, pages 5 and 7 are interlined print and grade 1 1/2 braille, with a key to braille grade 1 1/2 and information about the braille system and about the education of and literature for blind persons; other pages are in interpoint, braille grade 1 1/2. Brown paper; saddle-stitched along fold.

History/Provenance: Current Events was a weekly news magazine for high school students, founded in 1902 by the American Education Press in Columbus, OH. AEP would go on to create the Weekly Reader series of children's newspapers in 1928. APH began publishing braille editions of My Weekly Reader in 1934 and Current Events in 1936. After passing through several different owners and eventually falling into financial difficulty, Weekly Reader was purchased by its main competitor, Scholastic, in 2012 and its publications were discontinued.

Credit Line: Gift of Russ Bechtel, 2019.10

Publisher: American Printing House for the Blind

Publisher Place: Louisville, KY

Publish Date: Jan-37

Subjects: Braille Printing and writing systems Children's periodicals Current events Periodicals for the blind and visually impaired Reading

Physical Description: 1 issue (12 p.) ; 13.5 x 11 in. Vol. 14, no. 16