Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind

Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind

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by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
     
 

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Helen Keller—author, scholar, advocate
 
An NCSS-CBC “Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies”
 
"Forget that I am deaf and blind and think of me as an ordinary woman," wrote Helen Keller—but she was anything but ordinary.

When Helen was growing up, there were no

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Helen Keller—author, scholar, advocate
 
An NCSS-CBC “Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies”
 
"Forget that I am deaf and blind and think of me as an ordinary woman," wrote Helen Keller—but she was anything but ordinary.

When Helen was growing up, there were no facilities to help handicapped students. Still, she learned to speak, read, and write, attended Radcliffe College, wrote multiple books, and lectured all over the world. It wasn't enough to prove that she could do anything. Helen wanted other handicapped people to know that they could, too. And Helen achieved her purpose: the world saw a real woman behind the handicaps, and an extraordinary human being behind the legend.
 
Contains black-and-white illustrations.
 
“Presents a smooth recounting of Keller’s remarkable life, making clear the emotional burdens as well as the physical difficulties created by Keller’s dual handicap…. A useful introduction.”
—Booklist

“Will serve as an introduction for young readers to the life and accomplishments of this famous woman.”
School Library Journal

About the Women of Our Time series:
International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.

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“Presents a smooth recounting of Keller’s remarkable life, making clear the motional burdens as well as the physical difficulties created by Keller’s dual handicap…. A useful introduction.”
—Booklist

“Will serve as an introduction for young readers to the life and accomplishments of this famous woman.”
School Library Journal

An NCSS-CBC “Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies”

School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-- Kudlinski describes the major episodes in the life of Helen Keller--the illness that left her deaf and blind, the arrival of teacher Annie Sullivan, her education, and her world travels. Coverage is brief; Keller's struggle to achieve a college education is given only a few pages. However, in the information that is given, Kudlinski manages to avoid too laudatory a tone. She mentions Mr. Keller's financial mismanagement (again, with few details), the strong control Sullivan exerted over Keller's life, and the much publicized plagiarism scandal that Keller experienced at age 12. Diamond's muted black - and - white sketches lend a gentle tone to the text, which will serve as an introduction for young readers to the life and accomplishments of this famous woman. This book covers much of the same information as Nigel Hunter's Helen Keller (Bookwright, 1986), which also includes photos and color illustrations. Older readers will prefer Catherine Owens Peare's The Helen Keller Story (Crowell, 1959) or Keller's own autobiography (Doubleday, 1954). --Susan Schuller, Milwaukee Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780147514677
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/08/2015
Series:
Women of Our Time Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
852,597
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
“Presents a smooth recounting of Keller’s remarkable life, making clear the motional burdens as well as the physical difficulties created by Keller’s dual handicap…. A useful introduction.”
Booklist

“Will serve as an introduction for young readers to the life and accomplishments of this famous woman.”
School Library Journal

An NCSS-CBC “Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies”

Meet the Author

Kathleen Kudlinksi the award-winning author of more than forty books for children, including  the Boy, Were We Wrong series. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.

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Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Light for the Blind did not tell to much about a subject. It would just say a event that happened and that was it. For example say that somebody died. She would just say that she died. She wouldn't say what of or how the others felt or anything. One good thing about this book is that it is only good for if you just want to learn a little bit about Helen Keller. If you want to know a lot or if you are doing it for a school book report, don't waste your time reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is Helen Keller so important today? Is it because of the shocking amount of challenges she went through or is it because of the way she handled them? You pick which choice. ;) But Helen Keller is an important historical figure. The answer is the way she handled them by the way. Five stars for Helen Keller right up there with Anne Frank!
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Good girl helen