Free Braille Books Program
In 1997 the AAF started this program to provide blind children a free Braille book every month from a popular children's reading series. The books are for the children to keep and collect for as long as they want them. The titles published every month are the same titles that are available in bookstores and public libraries everywhere. In the past ten years over one hundred seventy titles from popular children's reading series were distributed to thousands of blind children.
Each year the AAF breaks new ground by offering fresh and interesting titles and series that are sometimes overlooked in the Braille community. This year we are continuing the Step Into Reading: Step 3 series with books about history, friendship, giants and transportation. Learn about everything from Francis Scott Key to trains, and how to help the Earth, in this easy-to-read series.
For our older readers we have a series of award winning books entitled Club CSI, which will appeal to all. These titles are very popular with teachers, librarians, and students of all ages. Each book is a new mystery waiting to be solved. Can you solve the crime before the members of Club CSI?
Participants may choose to receive all or any combination of these titles, as they like. And the books are free and theirs to keep. All blind youth, blind parents, teachers of the blind, schools, and libraries serving the blind are eligible to participate in this program. Participants may enroll in or withdraw from the program at any time.
To register, fill out our Free Braille Books online application, or use the Word version of our Free Braille Books application to mail, fax, or e-mail to the address below:
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
Free Braille Books Program
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9315, ext. 2287
Fax: (410) 685-2340
New for 2012: Braille Files Available
As we send the 2013 titles out each month, we will make the corresponding BRF files available here. Download your free Braille books electronically below.
The files for the Step Into Reading series are available monthly, and the files for the award winning books are available every other month.
For more information, read the official press release.
Hungry, Hungry Sharks
Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest
Whales: The Gentle Giants
Send Us Your Comments
Have you or your child or student been receiving Braille books from us? We would like to hear from you. Just send us a note via regular mail, fax, or e-mail If you would like to provide us with additional feedback about our program, please use this short questionnaire.