This book tells the story of an amazing woman who has inspired many people all over the world. Helen Keller was deaf and blind (a result of scarlet fever) since she was two years old. Although she was deaf-blind, she managed to read, write, and learn how to speak. She wrote several books, starred in a movie, and participated in vaudeville. She traveled around America (and sometimes around the world) with Anne Sullivan (and other friends) and told the story of her life and gave a short speech. She raised a lot of money to help the deaf-blind and other handicapped people. Helen founded the Helen Keller International Organization which has helped and benefited lots of people around the world.
I liked this book because I was fascinated at how much Helen Keller was able to achieve despite her disabilities of not being able to see nor hear. I enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it to 10-14 year olds who enjoy reading biographies and historical books.
By Donia (Grade 6)