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Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School

Updated October 2021

The coloring pages mentioned on this page are ready, but we haven’t decided when to post them yet. As for the book, we’re still working on it.

About the Book

Brad and Monica are five-year-old twins, and they’re just about to start school. Both of them are blind, so they will learn to read and write braille. At school, they meet Mrs. Perkins, their teacher, and Mr. Ishikawa, a teaching assistant. They make new friends and have fun singing. The only problem is that one of them doesn’t like reading, and the other one hates math!

Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School is written in both print and braille. It is an engaging and educational story, and readers of all ages will have fun learning how braille works.

The print, braille, and illustrations in this book are all in a visual form, so this book is not accessible to tactile readers. For updates on this topic, please visit:


About the Author

Hyacinth Grey loves to write. Her husband, Michael, is blind, and together they want to tell a story that also teaches about braille.

For a free coloring book of the pictures in this story, and for announcements of more stories about Brad and Monica, please visit Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers.