Book Reviews of Helen Keller

Helen Keller
ISBN-13: 9780590424042
ISBN-10: 0590424041
Publication Date: 4/1/1989
Pages: 96
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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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I read this book to my kids in one sitting. They didn't want me to stop! The RL is 3 so it can be easily read by most third graders.
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Excellent abridged version of her life. Braille Alphabet is raised on back cover!
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Good young rader (grades 3 to 7) biography of Helen Keller.
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Book Description:

The Story of My Life, a remarkable account of overcoming the debilitating challenges of being both deaf and blind, has become an international classic, making Helen Keller one of the most well-known, inspirational figures in history. Originally published in 1903, Keller's fascinating memoir narrates the events of her life up to her third year at Radcliffe College.

Helen Keller's story of struggle and achievement is one of unquenchable hope. From tales of her difficult early days, to details of her relationship with her beloved teacher Anne Sullivan, to her impressions of academic life, Keller's honest, straightforward writing lends insight into an amazing mind. Like the original, this centenary edition of The Story of My Life includes letters Keller wrote to friends throughout her childhood and adolescence that chronicle her intellectual and sensory progression, as well as assistant John Macy's commentary on her interpretations of her surroundings.

In addition to reprinting Keller's long-lost original work, this edition contains excerpts from her little-known, deeply personal memoir The World We Live In, which give readers a detailed look into an otherwise unimaginable existence, as well as an excerpt from Out of the Dark, a political commentary Keller wrote during her years as a socialist.

Deftly edited and prefaced by scholar James Berger, this comprehensive anniversary edition celebrates a century of readers enthrallment with one of the most powerful figures in history.

From the Hardcover edition.