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Helen Keller : lighting the way for the blind and deaf
Ford, Carin T.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2001]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses the life and accomplishments of Helen Keller, who was left blind and deaf by illness at a young age, overcame these handicaps, and spent the rest of her life working to improve conditions for other handicapped people.
"No-world" -- From light to dark -- Teacher -- Beyond dreams -- Reading, writing, and 'rithmatic -- Put to the test -- Higher education -- Causes -- Loved ones -- A daring adventure.
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Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 3.0 49976.
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HV1624.K4 F67 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing, said Helen Keller, whose own remarkable life journey attests to the power of her courage and resolve. Keller was considered the greatest woman alive in the United States, and her star has continued to shine. In this outstanding new biography, author Carin T. Ford transports readers back in time, separating fact from legend in the story of the deaf-blind child and the teacher who found the key to her silent, dark world. In pages brimming with anecdotes and memories, Ford moves beyond Keller's childhood to her years of social and political activism for the disabled.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-This well-researched and well-documented biography provides keen insight into the life of this extraordinary woman. Ford's account follows Keller from birth, through the fever that left her blind and deaf, and the arrival of Annie Sullivan, who became Keller's lifelong teacher and friend. Ford recounts how Sullivan taught Keller manual sign language, how to read Braille, write, do arithmetic, and how to speak. How she eventually earned a bachelor's degree from Radcliffe College, wrote books, spoke out for causes, and raised funds for organizations are presented in clear, concise prose that moves swiftly, but provides sufficient detail and depth. The crisp design and evenly spaced black-and-white photographs let the text shine. A welcome research tool and a readable narrative.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.