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.
- The Magic of Words
- The Child Wonder
- Speaking Out
- Breaking Down the Walls
- Time Line
- Glossary Terms
- For Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.7|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|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
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.