A nine-year-old blind girl lives in the West of 1887. When the new teacher arrives , Hannah’s mother is persuaded to allow her to go to school. The first day is a disaster, but is followed by better days as Hannah proves that she can learn by listening and finds out that she can get books in Braille. In the end the children band together under the leadership of the class bully to earn money to buy her a Braille writer. This is a touching, believable story with strong characterizations and sense of place.