Helen Keller

Author and Advocate for the Disabled

From the Set Our People

Introduces the life and accomplishments of famed author and advocate for the disabled, Helen Keller.

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  • The Magic of Words
  • The Child Wonder
  • Speaking Out
  • Breaking Down the Walls
  • Time Line
  • Glossary Terms
  • For Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 92
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614735175
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Our People from School Library Journal on April 1, 2004

Both biographies have minimal fictionalization of conversation and emotion. Although Kent’s portrayal of these women is idealistic and simplified, the texts are fluid and appropriate for the target audience. Each book contains full-page sidebars that explain relevant topics, for example, ‘Doctors Then and Now’ (Blackwell) and ‘Vaudeville Theater’ (Keller). ‘Interesting Facts’ appear in the margins. Some explain the text, while others are merely trivia. Average-quality photographs, mostly in black and white, illustrate both titles. Solid choices for report writers.

A noteworthy review of Our People from Booklist on January 1, 2004

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Author: Deborah Kent

Deborah Kent was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Little Falls. She graduated from Oberlin College and received a master's degree from Smith College School for Social Work. For four years, she was a social worker at University Settlement House on New York's Lower East Side. In 1975, Ms. Kent moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she wrote her first young-adult novel, Belonging. In San Miguel, Ms. Kent helped to found the Centro de Crecimiento, a school for children with disabilities. Ms. Kent is the author of numerous young-adult novels and nonfiction titles for children. She lives in Chicago with her husband, children's author R. Conrad Stein, and their daughter, Janna.