Cover image for Helen Keller / by Libby Romero ; illustrated by Charlotte Ager.
Title:
Helen Keller / by Libby Romero ; illustrated by Charlotte Ager.
ISBN:
9781465475442

9781465474742
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York: DK Publishing, 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Into the darkness -- The wild child -- Finding Anne -- W-A-T-E-R -- A new world -- The miracle child -- A star student -- Author and graduate -- Helen's opinions -- Finding her voice -- Helping the blind -- Honoring Helen Keller.
Abstract:
Discover the inspiring story of Helen Keller, whose activism changed the world for blind and deaf people, and many others.
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Summary

In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Helen Keller, who overcame the odds by learning to understand and communicate with the world.

Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing due to an early childhood illness and spent the first six years of her life unable to interact with other people. She remained isolated from the outside world until Anne Sullivan came to work as her teacher. In this biography for kids ages 8-12, learn all about Helen Keller's amazing life and achievements--how she learned to read Braille and speak, go to college, write books, and ultimately revolutionize the world through her activism on behalf of the deaf and blind.

DK Life Stories go beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, fun facts, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this series perfect for school reports and projects. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.


Author Notes

Author Libby Romero was a journalist and a teacher before becoming an author. She has written dozens of books, including the biography Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See , as well as teacher guides, interactive whiteboards, and a variety of other materials, including National Geographic's Explorer magazines and the Smithsonian Institution's TweenTribune .Literacy consultant Stephanie Laird is an instructional coach at Mitchellville Elementary in Mitchellville, Iowa, and is currently serving on the International Literacy Association's (ILA) Board of Directors through 2019. She was the 2014 recipient of the ILA Technology and Literacy Award. Stephanie is the President-Elect of the Iowa Reading Association and was the 2017 Conference Chair of the Iowa Reading Association's annual conference. Along with being an ambassador and advocate for education, literacy, and teacher leadership across her state, Stephanie was a member of ILA's Literacy, eLearning, Communication, and Culture Committee and has contributed to the International Literacy Day Activity Kit, Literacy Daily, and ReadWriteThink.