Monday, October 5, 2015


Another mini-blog...

I Am Helen Keller [Dial Books; $12.99] is the latest addition to the Ordinary People Change the World series of books by Brad Meltzer with art by Christopher Eliopoulos. Written for children, these mini-biographies are a smart combination of comics and prose which can be enjoyed by all ages.

Here’s what Amazon says:

When Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn't see or hear at all, and it was hard for her to communicate with anyone. But when she was six years old, she met someone who change her life forever: her teacher, Annie Sullivan. With Miss Sullivan's help, Helen learned how to speak sign language and read Braille. Armed with the ability to express herself, Helen grew up to be come a social activist, leading the fight for people with disabilities and so many other causes.

This is the best book in the series to date and that’s saying a lot because they’ve all been wonderful. I was moved to tears at times and thrilled at Helen’s victories at other times. If you have children of kindergarten age, these books would be ideal for them. Just make sure they let you read them, too.

ISBN 978-0-525-42851-0

1 comment:

  1. Also excellent: