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A country child, Alice ran barefoot.
On smooth waxed floorboards, dusty clay in the yard, icy water in the creek… she refused to wear shoes.
After losing her sight and hearing through illness Alice slowly made her way back to life and became the first deafblind person in Australia to be educated.
Her hated shoe was Alice’s first connection with the world of language as she learnt to sign.
Alice’s Shoe tells the childhood story of Alice Betteridge, who became known as “Australia’s Helen Keller”.
text by Julie Thorndyke
Illustrations by Jennifer Harrison
MidnightSun Publishing, 2023
ISBN 978 1922 858 139