Helen Keller: The World at Her Fingertips

 
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Helen Keller: The World at Her Fingertips
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
August 16, 2020
ISBN
978-0062432827
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When Helen Keller was a baby, she became sick and lost her ability to see and hear. Although many people doubted her ability to persevere, Helen did not let any obstacle stop her from achieving many things in her amazing life.

This book covers some of the well-known and inspiring milestones of Keller’s life—it’s a great supplement for book reports on this iconic historical figure. It also covers some of the lesser-known fun facts—did you know that Helen Keller was a long-time dog lover?

This biography reader includes a timeline, historical photographs, and information about Braille.

Helen Keller: The World at her Fingertips is a Level Two I Can Read, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

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Great Introduction to Historical Figure
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Born in 1880, Helen Keller is famous for her persistent nature, but since she died over sixty years ago, she might be unknown to many young readers. Her story of losing her sight and hearing to a high fever, being educated by Annie Sullivan, and going on to receive a college degree and becoming a supporter of the rights of women and the differently abled deserve a fresh new treatment.

This is a great overview of the key incidents in Keller's life that young readers should know. Even though I have read a number of books about Keller (including Uhlberg's October 2020 My Name is Helen Keller), I had forgotten that Sullivan, her influential teacher, died in 1936, and Polly Thomson was housekeeper and aide to Keller after that.
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The illustrations are charming, done in pleasant colors, and have just a hint of a cartoon feel to them, which will make them very appealing to young readers. The page set up in I Can Read books has just the right ratio of pictures to text, usually no more than 3 to 5 short sentences per page. The large font is also helpful for beginning readers to follow.

The timeline and photographs at the end of the book are an important addition and are a great glimpse into long ago fashions. There is even a Braille alphabet which readers will find interesting.

Biographies are a great way for young readers to explore the world. I was fascinated by the Childhood of Famous Americans biographies when I was young, and reading those gave me a greater understanding of history, historical figures, and daily life during many different eras.
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