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Jo Elizabeth Pinto

Award-Winning Author, Poet, and Corn Mother© Honoree

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Jo Elizabeth Pinto was among the first blind students to integrate the public schools in the 1970s when federal laws allowed disabled children to be educated with their peers. She has two college degrees and is the author of four books.

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The Bright Side of Darkness, Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car, and Apples of Gold now available in audio format.

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The Bright Side of Darkness, Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car, and Apples of Gold now available in audio format.

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What the Readers Say

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Pinto writes heart-warming and realistic stories about parenting as a blind person. Some stories had me laughing out loud, and others made me tear up.

As a blind mother myself, I could relate to many of the stories Pinto shares, and I found myself nodding along and agreeing with some of the outrageousnesses that occur when a blind parent is seen in public with her child, doing exactly what other parents are doing … parenting. Somehow though, it is different for a blind parent. I even learned a few tips on using hot glue for art projects!

It’s obvious to the reader that Pinto loves her daughter fiercely, and I hope that one day, Sarah will read this book as a mother herself and know just how deeply her mother loves her.

Grab a cup of coffee, grab your copy of Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car, and get ready to enjoy parenting through the eyes of a blind mom.

Lisamaria Martinez, National Federation of the Blind

Positively Impactful

J.E. Pinto has a way of writing that makes you feel the characters are as alive as if they live just down the street. The Bright Side of Darkness shows not only how a blind person copes in a sighted world, but also how one person can impact another in a positive way. If only we could learn to care about each other in the same way.

Debbie Hardy, Free to Be Fabulous

Wit, Wisdom, and Insight

Blind parents face many challenges, but our kids also benefit from our grit and innovation. Jo Elizabeth Pinto discusses the challenges and opportunities with wit, wisdom, and insight. Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car is a must-read for anyone who serves diverse parent populations or who wants a fresh take on the joys and challenges of parenting.

Stacy Cervenka, American Foundation for the Blind

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