Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

by Johanna Hurwitz

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Overview

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679877059
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/11/1997
Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 77,951
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Johanna Hurwitz received her master’s degree in library science from Columbia University and was working as a children’s librarian when in 1976 she published her first book, Busybody Nora, one of the first chapter books for readers who are transitioning to novelsShe has since written more than 60 books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction, including biographies of Anne Frank, Astrid Lindgren, Helen Keller, and Leonard Bernstein.

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Helen Keller 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This us a amazing book! I have a biography project 2 do and I'm doing her (of course!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YAY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my absolute favorites and it is pretty easy to read also
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helen really is a wonderful lady..........read the book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that Helen is pretty ramarkable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So inspiring! Reading this book makes me feel like I can do anything! I have a dream of being an actress, and I doubted myself for a while..... But this book made me realize I should never doubt myself no matter what.... Read this and be inspired just like I was! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MAYBE JUST MAYBE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I no it will be a good book wen i looket at it
Ethan Waddell More than 1 year ago
This is a AWSOME BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most important thing people can do for a blind person
AshleyFletcher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Helen Keller was blind and deaf. She was not an easy child to deal with because she didn¿t know how to express herself so she acted up. Eventually her parent got her a teacher Anne Sullivan. She taught Helen sign language to communicate with the world. She went to college and graduated. I learned a lot about Helen Keller from this book and was very moved how she was taught so many things when her parents never thought she would.In the classroom, I would have my children get in groups of two and blind fold each other and wear ear muffs. Then we would see how it is to be like Helen Keller. I can also have them do research papers on disabilities.
sarah_walker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Helen Keller: Courage In the Dark" tells the story of American author, Helen Keller. Born July 27 1880 in Alabama, Helen began her life as a normal little girl. But when she was 1 years old, she developed a fever that left her deaf and blind. Helen became wild and frustrated because she could not communicate. Her parents did not believe that there was any hope for their child until they met Anne Sullivan. Anne taught Helen how to behave and taught her sign language by moving her fingers to form the letters. From this point on, nothing was impossible for Helen. She graduated from Radcliffe College with honors. She learned German and French, wrote books, and became famous all over the world.Helen Keller defines the phrase ¿nothing is impossible.¿ When I first opened this book, I expected to find the same story that had been reproduced several times. But as I read, I realized that this was not your usual condensed Helen Keller story. The book is done in chapters which allowed the author to place more information in the book without overwhelming the readers. The simple writing style is easy for young readers to follow. The beautiful illustrations keep the reader engaged and add depth to this beautiful biography.Possibly, with any grade level, I could teach minilessons on Braille or sign language. Students will then be able to somewhat enter Helen¿s world. I could have older children write about a challenge that they had to overcome. They can share their story to the class or to a small group.
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