Helen Keller

Helen Keller : A Light for the Blind

3.41 (12 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Helen Keller--author, scholar, advocate An NCSS-CBC "Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies" "Forget that I am deaf and blind and think of me as an ordinary woman," wrote Helen Keller--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. "Presents a smooth recounting of Keller's remarkable life, making clear the emotional burdens as well as the physical difficulties created by Keller's dual handicap.... A useful introduction."
--Booklist "Will serve as an introduction for young readers to the life and accomplishments of this famous woman."
--School Library Journal About the Women of Our Time 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.
show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.8 x 5.33mm | 63.5g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147514673
  • 9780147514677
  • 101,868

Review quote

Presents a smooth recounting of Keller s remarkable life, making clear the motional burdens as well as the physical difficulties created by Keller s dual handicap . A useful introduction. Booklist Will serve as an introduction for young readers to the life and accomplishments of this famous woman. School Library Journal An NCSS-CBC Notable Children s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies "
show more

About Kathleen V Kudlinski

Kathleen Kudlinksi the award-winning author of more than forty books for children, including the Boy, Were We Wrong series. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.
show more

Review Text

"Presents a smooth recounting of Keller's remarkable life, making clear the motional burdens as well as the physical difficulties created by Keller's dual handicap.... A useful introduction."
- Booklist

"Will serve as an introduction for young readers to the life and accomplishments of this famous woman."
- School Library Journal

An NCSS-CBC "Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies"
show more

Rating details

12 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 25% (3)
4 33% (4)
3 17% (2)
2 8% (1)
1 17% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X