Synopsis: Little Helen was curious and eager to learn about the world. After contracting an illness during childhood, she became deaf and blind at the age of one and was unable to talk. Helen and her family found ways to connect with each other, such as hand-signing.
But when Anne Sullivan, a teacher, came into her life, Helen discovered more ways to communicate with the wider world, learning finger-spelling and how to talk. This saw her become the first deaf-blind person to earn a university degree, and led her to tour the world advocating for the rights of disabled people.
Release Date: 4th October 2022
Genres: Memoir/ Biography, Picture Book, Illness, Adversaries, Disability, Family, Teaching, Inspiration.
Thank you so much to Quarto/ Frances Lincoln for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Helen Keller becomes deafblind as a very young child and had to learn everything in such unique ways and then she over achieved way more than anyone dreamed she would.
I had always known about Helen Keller but I don’t ever believe I knew some of the things within this book, I knew she had a lot to overcome and that she started braille but she did a lot more than I ever knew.
She was such an incredible human, she had so much courage and determination to be able to try, to learn and to overcome her adversaries. She learnt how to communicate in so many ways and helped set a path for others like her to know that can do anything too. She was incredible.
I love this series, it always finds the most fascinating and important people to focus on and tell their stories, they always have the most beautiful illustrations which I always love looking at. I will always recommend this series, they will help inspire so many young children to over comes issues and to be who they truly are.