Helen Keller: A Determined Life

Description

32 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Maps, Index
$7.95
ISBN 1-55337-509-2
DDC j362.4'1'092

Publisher

Year

2004

Contributor

Elisabeth Anne MacDonald-Murray is a private scholar, writing and
editing in Souris, Manitoba.

Review

Elizabeth MacLeod’s biography of Helen Keller is an excellent
introduction to the life of a courageous and determined woman. The story
is related through photographs, illustrations, and a succinct text that
conveys the important details of Keller’s life simply and directly.
The pages are bright and colourful, with a variety of pictures that show
not only Keller but also her many friends, activities, and aspects of
the world around her.

Each chapter presents a part of Keller’s life and is accompanied by a
cartoon figure of Keller who makes an observation about it. This gives
the effect of Keller herself leading the reader through the story of her
life. The narration covers all aspects of Keller’s life, from her
early illness and resulting disability to her education, friends and
travels, and later work supporting the American Foundation for the
Blind. A timeline of her life is included in the text.

With its engaging text and eye-catching illustrations, this biography
will be an excellent resource for young readers. Highly recommended.

Citation

MacLeod, Elizabeth., “Helen Keller: A Determined Life,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/31897.