Helen Keller: The World at Her Fingertips
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.
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.
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.