Helen Keller: A Determined Life

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Kids Can Press, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Imagine living in total silence and darkness. That's what Helen Keller's world was like after a childhood illness left her deaf and blind. Unable to express herself, she threw tantrums that earned her the nickname "Little Bronco." But Helen's teacher Annie Sullivan found the key to communicating with her. Only then was the little girl able to experience fully the world around her. Helen went on to become the first deaf and blind college graduate in the United States and worked all her life helping to educate others about people with disabilities. Using photographs, quotes, letters and drawings, this biography in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series introduces young readers to Helen Keller. Also included are a timeline of her life and a list of places to visit to learn more about this inspirational woman.

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This is great story that shows kids that hope can never be stolen, crushed, or taken away. It will show them that their most glaring defect can become their most triumphant asset. Read full review

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Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my son as part of our history curriculum. Comments: This book, another in the Snapshots series, was much more satisfying for us than the previous one we read on ... Read full review

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Elizabeth MacLeod

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