Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller
Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she’d taken on a seemingly impossible job—teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, it was the girl who’d been nicknamed Miss Spitfire. In her efforts to reach Helen’s mind, Annie lost teeth to the girl’s raging blows, but she never lost faith in her ability to triumph. Told in first person, Annie Sullivan’s past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher are vividly depicted in this powerful novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carolfoisset - LibraryThing
Although I thought I knew a lot about Helen Keller this book piqued my interest again, and i will be reading more about her and Annie Sullivan. I did not know much about Annie and her story is almost ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jadedog13 - LibraryThing
Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she'd taken on a seemingly impossible job--teaching a child who ... Read full review