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Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind [NOOK Book]

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"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 five 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 ...
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Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind

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Overview

"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 five 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.

A biography detailing Helen Keller's adventurous life as she worked tirelessly to lead the way for handicapped people.

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Editorial Reviews

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101179659
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/1/1991
  • Series: Women of Our Time
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kathleen V. Kudlinski is the author of many fiction and nonfiction books for children including, My Lady Pocahontas, Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs, contributions to the Women of Our Time biography series, and the Once Upon America historical fiction series. You can visit her online at www.kathleenkudlinski.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2002

    A Light for the Blind is not very good.

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Jocelyn

    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!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 6, 2014

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    Brightvision. 12 moons. Warrior. LightClan. Male. Off white with some light grey patches on stomach, lack star on left ear et bright blue eyes. Kin. Crazy insane et rude. Monster/Eminem ft. Rhianna. &#12484 . Ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Good book

    Good girl helen

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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