for Helen Keller
by George Sullivan
A photobiography of one of the most famous and heroic women of the twentieth century opens with a forward from Keller Johnson Thompson, who explains how her famous great-grandaunt inspired her to make a difference in the world. An introduction from the author expands on this sentiment by describing how Helen Keller inspired the whole world with her story and her work. These insights offer a fresh perspective for examining the life of Helen Keller. The collection of photographs presented in this accessible work are arranged chronologically. Large black-and-white photos fill the majority of the pages, with a short paragraph caption above or below. From her well- known beginnings as a child in Alabama to her life as a student at schools for the blind and deaf and eventually Radcliffe College, and from her work as an advocate for people with disabilities to her experiences as a world traveler, photos of Helen Keller justly portray her as a remarkable woman who lived an extraordinary life. (Ages 10–14)
CCBC Choices 2008. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008. Used with permission.
Rare photographs and informative text tell the story of Helen Keller's life from the iconic moment at the pump through her career as goodwill delegate to the world.
The fascinating life of one of the most popular historical figures is told through images -- most rarely, if ever, seen -- from the American Foundation for the Blind and The Perkins School for the Blind. The images trace Keller's life from birth, to childhood with Annie Sullivan in the cottage, to college, and on to her many years as a dedicated social activist and spokesperson. We get a glimpse of her sense of humor, her experiences as a lecturer on the vaudeville circuit, her many pets, and her last quiet years in Connecticut.
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