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Hopkinson, Deborah.
ANNIE AND HELEN

New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2012

IL K-3, RL 3.9

ISBN 0375857060

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Helen Keller was a remarkable person.  She lost her sight and her hearing when she was very young and grew up in a world with no sound and no light.  I canít even imagine what her life was like.  When her parents hired Annie Sullivan to teach Helen, it was a life changer.  Annie was able to break down the walls to Helenís world and help her understand the world around her.

Booktalk #2

Most of us donít remember learning to talk-it happened naturally as our families talked to us from the time we were born. You experienced sounds and sights at the same time. But imagine living in a dark and silent world, unable to communicate with the people around you. This was Helen Kellerís world. She became deaf and blind before she was two years old. By the time she was seven, her family was desperate to find a way to educate Helen. When Annie Sullivan arrived at Helenís home in March of 1887, it was the beginning of an amazing journey for both of them.  (South Carolina Picture Book Award, 2015.  Prepared by: Jill Eaton, Gray Court-Owings School, jeaton@laurens55.org)

SUBJECTS:     Keller, Helen, 1880-1968.
                        People with disabilites -- Biography.
                        Women -- Biography.
                        Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936.
                        Picture books for children.

 
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