Vision: My Story of Strength (I, Witness)

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Vision: My Story of Strength (I, Witness)

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A young activist opens a window into her journey to become a professional musician and leader for the disabled community.

Ever since Precious Perez was a child, she has loved to sing. Born and raised outside Boston, her family joked that she’d eventually study at Berklee College of Music. But when a high school music teacher advocated for Precious’s talent, her dream became a reality.

Precious was born two-and-a-half months premature and weighed just one pound. Her eyes did not develop fully, and she is blind. Growing up, most people focused on what Precious could not do because of her disability. With her teacher’s support, Precious realized all the things she could do with her disability—starting with attending Berklee.

With a voice that is both accessible and engaging, Vision brings forward an empowering first-person account of a woman finding strength and purpose in her disability. The I, Witness series delivers compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.

Precious Perez is a classically trained vocalist/songwriter and disability activist. She holds a degree in music education and vocal performance from Berklee College of Music. She now lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

ISBN: 9781324052296

ISBN-10: 9781324052296

Publisher: Norton Young Readers

Publication Date: 08/08/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/08/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 112

Language: English


Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts

Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

Juvenile Nonfiction / Disabilities & Special Needs