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Who Was Helen Keller? (Who Was...?)by Gare Thompson
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Helen Kellerand#151;author, scholar, advocate
An NCSS-CBC and#147;Notable Childrenand#8217;s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studiesand#8221;
"Forget that I am deaf and blind and think of me as an ordinary woman," wrote Helen Kellerand#151;but she was anything but ordinary.
When Helen was growing up, there were no facilities to help handicapped students. Still, she learned to speak, read, and write, attended Radcliffe College, wrote multiple books, and lectured all over the world. It wasn't enough to prove that she could do anything. Helen wanted other handicapped people to know that they could, too. And Helen achieved her purpose: the world saw a real woman behind the handicaps, and an extraordinary human being behind the legend.
Contains black-and-white illustrations.
and#147;Presents a smooth recounting of Kellerand#8217;s remarkable life, making clear the emotional burdens as well as the physical difficulties created by Kellerand#8217;s dual handicapand#133;. A useful introduction.and#8221;
and#147;Will serve as an introduction for young readers to the life and accomplishments of this famous woman.and#8221;
and#151;School Library Journal
About theand#160;Women of Our Timeand#160;series:
International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.
A biography of the woman who, with the assistance of her devoted teacher Annie Sullivan, achieved success and fame despite being blind and deaf.
You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist, Diego Rivera, this strong and courageous painter was inspired by the ancient culture and history of her beloved homeland, Mexico. Her paintings continue to inform and inspire popular culture around the world.
We can all be heroes. Thats the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer
When Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn't see or hear at all, and it was hard for her to communicate with anyone. But when she was six years old, she met someone who would change her life forever: her teacher, Annie Sullivan. With Miss Sullivan's help, Helen learned how to speak sign language and read Braille. Armed with the ability to express herself, Helen grew up to be come a social activist, leading the fight for people with disabilities and so many other causes.
About the Author
Joan Holub lives in Seattle, Washington. John O'Brien lives in Delran, New Jersey. Nancy Harrison lives in Burlington, Vermont.
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