Full of adventure that will keep young children reading, Who Was Helen Keller tells the story of Helen Keller's life, from the illness that first made her blind and deaf to her life with Annie Sullivan, to her time at Radcliffe, to her career as an ambassador. This is a remarkably detailed look at a fascinating American woman. Pen-and-ink illustrations. 107 pages, softcover. Timeline included. Grade 3.
At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout, sidebars on related topics such as Louis Braille, a timeline, and a bibliography enhance readers' understanding of the subject.
A former educator, Gare Thompson has written bestselling classroom programs as well as numerous children's books. His specialty is historical fiction. Thompson lives in Massachusetts.