She graduates in less than two months.
Which means she leaves home in less than five months.
What happened to this little girl?
*photo of Hollywood at about age five, eating Thanksgiving dinner:
It's a great service, and I can't imagine anyone heading up that organization better than my mom. She clearly has the skills, education, training, drive, etc., but she's also a user of the services, and understands the value of having these materials accessible. A very clear memory I have of my mom when I was growing up is of her surrounded by a giant mound of laundry, (she had six kids, people!) folding away, while her talking book played in the background. If it was a good book, we knew not to interrupt her. (Now that's been repeated in the next generation. My kids get barked at if they interrupt me while I'm deep into a book. Right or wrong, books have that power over us, don't they?)
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the Library of Congress administers the talking-book and braille program, a free library service available to residents of the United States and its territories and American citizens living abroad whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes reading regular print difficult. Through its national network of regional libraries, NLS mails digital audio players and books and magazines—in audio and in braille—directly to enrollees at no cost. Music instructional materials are available in large-print, braille, and recorded formats. Select materials are also available online for download.