Friday, April 22, 2011

Helen's Eyes

Helen’s Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller’s TeacherBy Marfe Ferguson Delano
National Geographic, 2008. 63 pgs. Young Adult Nonfiction

Annie Sullivan spent almost her entire life in the shadow of her famous pupil, Helen Keller. Her own inspirational story of achievement is constantly and unfortunately overlooked by history. In Helen’s Eyes, Helen Keller’s own great grandniece Delano, pays a much deserved tribute to an amazing individual and exceptional teacher. The book is filled with beautiful photographs of Annie, Helen, their families, and some of the famous individuals with which they associated such as Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Clemens.

This is a perfect choice for students looking to learn more, not only about Keller and Sullivan, but of the work they did to promote the education of every child regardless of physical handicaps or obstacles.


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