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Children's LiteratureThis biography of Helen Keller is divided into short readable chapters and is illustrated throughout with simple black-and-white sketches. Interspersed throughout the book are short biographies of personalities of the era who had connections either to Helen or to the process of educating special students. You will find Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. There are also some short descriptions of sign language and Braille. Although left blind and deaf by illness, the struggle that led her to become a best-selling author and a famous world traveler is well documented in this work. There is a timeline of Helen Keller's life adjacent to a timeline of the world. This is an interesting choice for those students doing reports or wanting to know more about this interesting person. 2003, Grosset & Dunlap, Ages 8 to 10.
— Pat Williams