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Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller

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Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she'd taken on a seemingly impossible job — teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But Helen Keller needed more than a teacher. She needed someone daring enough to work a miracle. And if anyone was a match for Helen, it was the girl they used to call Miss Spitfire.

For Annie, reaching Helen's mind meant losing teeth as raging fists flew. It meant standing up when everyone else had given up. It meant shedding tears at the frustrations and at the triumphs. By telling this inspiring story from Annie Sullivan's point of view, Sarah Miller's debut novel brings an amazing figure to sharp new life. Annie's past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher have never been clearer.

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In her debut novel, Miller tells the inspiring story of Annie Sullivan, HelenKeller's teacher, told from Annie's point of view.

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Miller tells the inspiring story of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher, told from Annie's point of view, in this ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, sheand#8217;d taken on a seemingly impossible joband#8212;teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, it was the girl whoand#8217;d been nicknamed Miss Spitfire. In her efforts to reach Helenand#8217;s mind, Annie lost teeth to the girland#8217;s raging blows, but she never lost faith in her ability to triumph. Told in first person, Annie Sullivanand#8217;s past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher are vividly depicted in this powerful novel.

About the Author

Sarah Miller first saw The Miracle Worker on stage in 1998.That same night she watched both versions of the film back-to-back, learned the manual alphabet, and began reading Helen Keller's The Story of My Life. She later changed her major from English to linguistics, and learned Braille from a library book so she could read in the dark under the covers. She also took two semesters of American Sign Language, in which she was the undisputed finger-spelling champ. Sarah works at an independent children's bookstore in Rochester, Michigan. This is her first published novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442408517
Author:
Miller, Sarah
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cover w-embossed braille
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 6.02 oz
Age Level:
10-12

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Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Special Needs
Young Adult » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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"Synopsis" by , In her debut novel, Miller tells the inspiring story of Annie Sullivan, HelenKeller's teacher, told from Annie's point of view.
"Synopsis" by , Miller tells the inspiring story of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher, told from Annie's point of view, in this ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
"Synopsis" by , Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, sheand#8217;d taken on a seemingly impossible joband#8212;teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, it was the girl whoand#8217;d been nicknamed Miss Spitfire. In her efforts to reach Helenand#8217;s mind, Annie lost teeth to the girland#8217;s raging blows, but she never lost faith in her ability to triumph. Told in first person, Annie Sullivanand#8217;s past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher are vividly depicted in this powerful novel.
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