Donna W. Hill is legally blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. The author, journalist, songwriter and civil rights activist and I recently connected on LinkedIn. She informed me about the continued struggles of blind Americans to gain acceptance and opportunity.
Donna’s mission for penning her YA Novel is to shed light on how children and adults with disabilities are perceived and treated by America’s sighted people.
“Clara, in your work with the Authentic Woman Networks, are you aware of the many challenges facing people with vision loss and other disabilities? Of all of these challenges, the hardest to break through have been the beliefs held by the general public.” Donna W. Hill
The Heart of Applebutter Hill is a about a 14-year-old blind student named Abigail, along with her trusted seeing eye dog, Curly Conner and her best friend, Baggy Britches, find themselves caught up in a summer of tackling school bullies, sorting out secrets and uncovering an age-old mystery that spells danger for Abigail and her friends.
Part adventure, part mystery and a well paced read, Donna W. Hill will use proceeds from the sale of her novel to provide Braille books for blind students. I’ve posted a few places The Heart of Applebutter Hill is available for purchase :
Nook Book: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-heart-of-applebutter-hill-donna-w-hill/1115426305?ean=2940016415000&itm=1&usri=2940016415000