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Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures

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Rare photographs and informative text tell the story of Helen Keller's life from the iconic moment at the pump through her career as goodwill delegate to the world.

The fascinating life of one of the most popular historical figures is told through images -- most rarely, if ever, seen -- from the American Foundation for the Blind and The Perkins School for the Blind. The images trace Keller's life from birth, to childhood with Annie Sullivan in the cottage, to college, and on to...

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Overview


Rare photographs and informative text tell the story of Helen Keller's life from the iconic moment at the pump through her career as goodwill delegate to the world.

The fascinating life of one of the most popular historical figures is told through images -- most rarely, if ever, seen -- from the American Foundation for the Blind and The Perkins School for the Blind. The images trace Keller's life from birth, to childhood with Annie Sullivan in the cottage, to college, and on to her many years as a dedicated social activist and spokesperson. We get a glimpse of her sense of humor, her experiences as a lecturer on the vaudeville circuit, her many pets, and her last quiet years in Connecticut.

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Gr 3-6- This photographic testimony to Keller's life is best-suited for piquing readers' interest about the remarkable woman. It chronicles her life through 72 thoughtfully chosen photographs and documents, each with brief captions that serve as a logical progression of her life from infancy through her 80s. While many of the biographies about her include photographs, Sullivan's selections and the chronological flow allow students to visualize the determination and perseverance that characterized Keller's life, and to appreciate the amazing scope of her accomplishments. The layout of the book is beautiful, with simbraille (a print representation of braille characters) used alongside each page number and caption heading. The author's focus is primarily on the work that Keller did as an adult, inspiring people around the world through her public speaking and political activism. While basic information about her childhood is included in the captions, this book does not go into detail about the remarkable transformation that Anne Sullivan wrought in the troubled and angry child. Students looking for a source that combines abundant photographs with a more detailed narrative can be directed to Leslie Garrett's Helen Keller: A Photographic Story of a Life (DK, 2004). Sullivan's end matter includes a list of several organizations that are carrying on Keller's work, and the incorporation of contact information for great-grandniece Keller Johnson Thompson, who currently serves as Ambassador for the American Foundation for the Blind, gives a satisfying feel of continuity.-Kim Dare, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439918152
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Helen Keller Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 626,327
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Keller Johnson Thompson Thompson, Keller Johnson 7

Introduction 9

Her Life in Pictures 12

Chronology 76

Bibliography 78

Further Reading 78

For More Information 79

Ask Keller 79

Photo Credits 79

Index 80

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