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Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller

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Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller

Imagine that you cannot see or hear. How would you communicate? How would others communicate with you? Could you share ideas about things you couldn’t taste or touch? If you think you have a good idea, ask yourself, “But how would I learn to do that? How would I even know it was possible? Would I even know language existed?”

In this biographical novel about Annie Sullivan, you will find yourself in the Keller household rooting for Annie and watching in wonder as the determined young teacher opens the world of language and human interaction to seven year-old Hellen Keller, her blind and deaf student, and unlocks the isolation of this frustrated, over-indulged wild monster of a child. You will celebrate as Helen transforms from an existence of despair and frustration to a rich and meaningful life of hope and joy, and you will be so glad you picked up this must-read about two American heroes.


Author: Tammy Fry

I am the mother of four great kids, the Coordinator of OBOB at Springville K-8, an enthusiastic school volunteer, a former full-time teacher and an avid reader!

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