DK Life Stories: Helen Keller
In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Helen Keller, who overcame the odds by learning to understand and communicate with the world.
Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing due to an early childhood illness and spent the first six years of her life unable to interact with other people. She remained isolated from the outside world until Anne Sullivan came to work as her teacher. In this biography for kids ages 8-12, learn all about Helen Keller's amazing life and achievementshow she learned to read Braille and speak, go to college, write books, and ultimately revolutionize the world through her activism on behalf of the deaf and blind.
DK Life Stories go beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, fun facts, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this series perfect for school reports and projects. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.
Interesting biographies for upper elementary that are packed with information on a variety of topics embedded in the lives of the people covered. Choosing both well-known and not-quite-as-well-known personages, this series delves into their lives in a way guaranteed to “hook” your student and immerse them in another time, culture, or calling. The print size is appropriate for upper elementary readers. Illustrations include photos, drawings, maps, and anything else necessary to draw the reader into the world of the mathematician, physicist, pastor, or political leader, etc. Included in each book is a family tree, a life timeline, glossary, who’s who section (historical figures in the life of the character), and a quiz with answers. Sidebars and insets provide all sorts of interesting tidbits, definitions, and explanations. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Janice