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Helen Keller

A Determined Life

by Elizabeth MacLeod

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Imagine living in total silence and darkness. That's what Helen Keller's world was like after a childhood illness left her deaf and blind. Unable to express herself, she threw tantrums that earned her the nickname “Little Bronco.” But Helen's teacher Annie Sullivan found the key to communicating with her. Only then was the little girl able to experience fully the world around her. Helen went on to become the first deaf and blind college graduate in the United States and worked all her life helping to educate others about people with disabilities.

Using photographs, quotes, letters and drawings, this biography in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series introduces young readers to Helen Keller. Also included are a timeline of her life and a list of places to visit to learn more about this inspirational woman.

About the Author

Elizabeth MacLeod is a prolific author whose nonfiction books have been widely published. A masterful researcher and excellent storyteller, she has been the recipient of many awards for books such as Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries, Top Dogs: True Stories of Canines That Made History, and Vanished: True Tales of Mysterious Disappearances. Elizabeth lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Winner, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • Runner-up, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Runner-up, International Book Award, The Society of School Librarians International
  • Winner, YA Top Forty Nonfiction, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
  • Runner-up, Book of the Year Award, ForeWord Magazine
Editorial Reviews

An engaging and often poignant text, Helen Keller: A Determined Life will be enjoyed for both research and pleasure reading.

— Quill & Quire

Tells Keller's story in a readable, sometimes fictionalized narrative ... includes many well-known facts about Keller's life as well as a few less-familiar details. Suited to reluctant readers.

— School Library Journal

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Helen Keller (Kids Can Press 3)

Braille and sign language opened the world and its opportunities to Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind. She accomplished multiple feats including touring as a lecturer and becoming the first deaf-blind person in the U.S. to finish college. Detailed illustrations grace nearly every page of this simply written biography.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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