At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout, sidebars on related topics such as Louis Braille, a timeline, and a bibliography enhance readers' Understanding of the subject.
Gare Thompson has written numerous children's books and is hard at work on his next bestseller. His specialty is historical fiction. He is also the author of eBooks for Scholastic and biographies of historical powerhouses such as Helen Keller and Ben Franklin. A former educator, Gare has also written bestselling classroom programs. He lives in Massachusetts.