Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller
Reaching Helen Keller

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Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she’d taken on a seemingly impossible job—teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, it was the girl who’d been nicknamed Miss Spitfire. In her efforts to reach Helen’s mind, Annie lost teeth to the girl’s raging blows, but she never lost faith in her ability to triumph. Told in first person, Annie Sullivan’s past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher are vividly depicted in this powerful novel.
 

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Sarah Miller began writing her first novel when she was ten and has spent half her life working in libraries and bookstores. She is also the author of Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and nominated for numerous state award lists. Sarah lives in Michigan with her family. Visit her online at SarahMillerBooks.com.
 
Published October 27, 2009 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Why is the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan so enthralling?

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So great is their love for Helen, they allow Annie to do what is best for Helen, although it is sometimes difficult for them.

Feb 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen...

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