Helen Keller by George Sullivan
(In Their Own Words (Scholastic Hardcover))

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Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind student to ever attend an American college, but graduating from Radcliffe with honors was only one of her many accomplishments. Her writing and speeches tell the poignant story of a woman who struggles to overcome personal adversity, while working as an advocate for the physically challenged.
 

About George Sullivan

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Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Scholastic Reference. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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This volume from The Center for Cartoon Studies focuses on the trials both Annie and Helen struggle with in their lives.

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The compelling lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan are interwoven with quotations from their own writing in a choppy, flat, rehashing of the now-familiar story of Keller’s vast potential and the brilliant teaching skills that grew to make Helen’s social and intellectual life rich, but negated...

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Lawlor's (Window on the West: The Frontier Photography of William Henry Jackson) use of liberal quotes from Keller's own writing and objective analysis of both Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, offer insight into her subject's character and experience.

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Annie went through college with Helen, tapping out the lectures into Helen's hand and damaging her own eyes in order to read all the textbooks and spell them into Helen's hand, letter by letter.

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Socialist Review

A revelation happened very quickly when Sullivan held Keller's hand under running water, simultaneously finger spelling w-a-t-e-r, and the child was able to relate word to object.

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The Comics Journal

Perhaps what’s most exciting about reading Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller is seeing a talented artist like Joseph Lambert unlocking his full potential with a difficult project.

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