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Helen Keller: A Determined Life

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Imagine living in total silence and darkness. That's what Helen Keller's world was like after a childhood illness left her deaf and blind. Unable to express herself, she threw tantrums that earned her the nickname "Little Bronco." But Helen's teacher Annie Sullivan found the key to communicating with her. Only then was the little girl able to experience fully the world ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Kids Can Press
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Laura Noto
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Helen Keller, A Determined Life, is an advanced picture book for readers in grades 3-5. It is a scrapbook-style biography about Helen Keller’s life. It tells about her childhood, how she lost her vision and hearing, her parents, her teacher, her many school experiences, her philanthropy and research work, her romance, and how she died. Every other page has paragraph structure print and the other page has real pictures, captions, maps, drawings, and quotes from Helen Keller. This book giv
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Nicola Mansfield
Mar 11, 2010 Nicola Mansfield rated it it was amazing
Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my son as part of our history curriculum.

Comments: This book, another in the Snapshots series, was much more satisfying for us than the previous one we read on Alexander Graham Bell. A brief biography that includes both Helen's personal life and accomplishments from birth to death. Each "chapter" is a two page spread with the left hand page containing the text and the right hand page profusely illustrated with photographs, memorabilia and artifacts. These pictur
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Shelli
Sep 30, 2013 Shelli rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, history
Helen Keller a Determined Life is not quite a picture or chapter book; it’s a detailed 32 page account of Helen Keller’s life, struggles and accomplishments. So far out of all the picture books we have read about Keller this one is the most informative. The text is present on the left side of the page while the right contains beautiful photos, caricatures, or objects that compliment or add to the adjacent material. A section called “Helen’s life at a glance” is in the afterward and gives a detai ...more
Mary
Jan 22, 2010 Mary rated it really liked it
Very good look at the life of Helen Keller both from someone writing about her life and comments from Ms. Keller herself. An easy biography to digest full of interesting facts that you may or may not know.
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