Helen Keller: A Determined Life


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





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


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.


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