Monday, June 16

Helen's Big World

Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Written by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Matt Tavares

My rating: ★★★

ISBN: 978-0786808908
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Date of publication: October 16, 2012
Age: 6 - 8 years
Genre: Nonfiction

Themes: biography, hardship, dedication,

Helen’s Big World is a simple biography of a most amazing woman. The author gives simple accounts of Helen’s life from when she first lost her sight and hearing, to college, and to her honorable death. It is intermingled with quotes from Helen Keller herself to really emphasize each difficult stage in her life and, of course, her work with Anne Sullivan.

This is a great, easy biography. I love how poignant the story becomes when one can read Helen’s own words. The illustrations are big and beautiful, the book is sure to entertain and educate children. I recommend it, especially when trying to introduce young kids to nonfiction.

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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