Reach Incorporated: Books by Teens
Story: Mariah really wants to take over her parents’ fruit shop one day, but they don’t think she can do it. Why? Because she’s blind. When her parents leave on vacation, Mariah gets her hands on the keys to the store. With the help of her parrot sidekick, Blue, Mariah must find a way to get the job done.
Story Behind the Story: Inspired by the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, which promotes diversity not only of race but of religion, orientation, culture, and ability, these teen authors chose to tell an empowering story about a protagonist who was blind.