A Picture Book of Helen Keller

Title

A Picture Book of Helen Keller

Authors

David A. Adler

Illustrator

John Wallner; Alexandra Wallner

Publisher

Holiday House

Publication Year

1990

ISBN

9780823408184

Pages

32 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880. When she was just a year and a half old, she was left blind and deaf from an illness. In a very simple text, the author covers the important facts of Helen Keller's life. Besides her extraordinary work with teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan, she published several books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Her bravery, brilliance, and spirit brought hope to millions of disabled people.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD660L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Illness; blind; blind child; deaf; deaf child; fever

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006

Keywords

struggle; obstacles; teacher; childhood; college; dog; Braille; bad temperment

Diversity Impact

direct

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