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 - CasieBelaire - LibraryThing
Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the Keller's to teach their daughter Helen, who was deaf and blind. As we explore Annie's journey, we get to feel the emotions she was feeling while ... Read full review
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This book tells the Story of Anne Sullivan and her experience when it came to teaching Helen Keller. I liked this book as a teacher because we never really hear about Sullivan and her background, but ... Read full review
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