Congratulations to Carmella Broome!
Ms. Broome is a local author and a longtime member of the Talking Books Services. She is the author of Carmella's Quest: Taking on College Sight Unseen .
Ms. Broome is this year's recipient of the American Council of the Blind's national Ned E. Freeman Award for Excellence in Writing for her article, "In My Own Voice: The Carmella's Quest Collaboration". It was published in the March issue of the ACB Braille Forum.
To read Carmella's article in Braille Forum online:
For MP3 version: http://www.ptbs.org/ , then click the link for The Braille Forum - March 2011 Side Two
For HTML text version: http://www.acb.org/node/218
Her book, Carmella's Quest: Taking on College Sight Unseen is available from TBS in cassette (CBC00492) and digital (DSC00492) formats. Carmella's Quest was recorded at the South Carolina State Library's Talking Books Services.
The book description: A young woman, legally blind since birth, must decide whether to surrender to her infirmity and remain dependent on others for the rest of her life or go off to college, get a degree, and strive to become self-sufficient. Against enormous odds, she chose to make her own way in the world. 2008.