A biography of Helen Keller, an author and activist for people with disabilities who lost her sight and hearing to an illness.
Children's LiteratureThis easy-to-read biography of Helen Keller begins with a one-page summary of her life. Following this synopsis is a series of two-page sections, each of which has several paragraphs of information on such topics as "Early Years," "Helen Helps Others," and "Helen Goes to School," accompanied on the facing pages by black-and-white or color photographs of Keller and her companions. A number of inspirational quotes by Keller are superimposed on several of the illustrations. This biography goes beyond the familiar story of Helen and Anne Sullivan to focus on Keller's movie career and her work with the American Foundation for the Blind. Accompanying materials include "Fast Facts," a timeline, and suggestions for further reading. An easy-to-use selection of Web sites rounds out the ancillary materials. The included glossary is rather limited and would be more useful if the words were highlighted in the text in some way. This book is a "Photo-Illustrated Biography." 2003, Bridgestone/Capstone,
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