|Name Sally Alexander||Role Writer|
|Books Mom's best friend, Mom can't see me, Do You Remember the Color Blue?, Sarah's Surprise|
Born 17 October 1943 (age 77), Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
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Born in 1943 in Owensboro, Kentucky, she was educated at Bucknell University. After her undergraduate degree, Alexander taught third-grade students in Southern California, when a rare disease caused blood vessels in her retina to break, which eventually led to total blindness, without even light perception. She told Contemporary Authors, "I was unhappy to leave that last year [of my teaching], when my visual difficulties began. I entered an excellent training program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for newly blinded adults. For a year afterward, I taught at the Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind. Then I entered graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a master's degree in social work. For three years I was a child therapist at St. Francis Hospital." She embarked on a writing career in children's fiction with the publication of her first book, Mom Can't See Me, in which Alexander depicts a loving family that has learned to cope with having a blind parent.