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I am Helen Keller
Title : I am Helen Keller
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ISBN : 9780525428510
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad MeltzerWhen Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn't see or hear at all, and it was hard for her to communicate with anyone. But when she was six years old, she metWe can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad MeltzerWhen Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn't see or hear at all, and it was hard for her to communicate with anyone. But when she was six years old, she met someone who change her life forever: her teacher, Annie Sullivan. With Miss Sullivan's help, Helen learned how to speak sign language and read Braille. Armed with the ability to express herself, Helen grew up to be come a social activist, leading the fight for people with disabilities and so many other causes.  


I am Helen Keller Reviews

  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids

    "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, but just felt in the heart." - Helen Keller Out of all the wonderful books in this series, the story of Helen Keller is by far my favorite. I love the way Brad Metlzer wrote Helen's story. It's an informative book that is written in a manner that it's relatable for children, and easy for them to understand what they're reading/what's being read to them. I even learned a few new things myself, reading this book. With [...]

  • brea

    So, I read this book because the author shares my initials and I needed to read a book by an author with my initials for my 2015 reading challenge and NOBODY ELSE HAS MY AWFUL INITALS, because most parents are smart and don't give their children shitty initials! <<-- Pun intended However! I was pleasantly surprised at how cute, and informative this book was. I will admit, I even learned a few things. If I ever happen to create a small human, I would definitely read this to them. Such a gre [...]

  • Lindsey

    My kid has been very interested in Helen Keller lately and this is my favorite by far. We have also read some about Louis Braille and this is the first book to include Braille letters so that she could feel them. I love the illustrations and it is the perfect amount of information.

  • Becky

    First sentence: I am Helen Keller. When I was little, I was just like you. I loved to play. I loved my dog. And I loved seeing all the bright, beautiful flowers. I also loved copying people.Premise/plot: This is a picture book biography of Helen Keller. It includes narrative--which I liked for the most part--and speech bubbles--which I could take or leave. Meltzer has Keller speaking directly to young readers--or listeners. "Close your eyes and block your ears. I couldn't see anything. Or hear a [...]

  • Sarah Hugh

    SYNTHESIS: Helen Keller deserved to have the story of her life told because of the challenges she faced and overcame. When she was born, Keller was a regular girl who could play and copy people and their words. But when she was nineteen months old, she suffered through an illness that left her unable to see and hear. This was a struggling time for Keller because she could not communicate exactly what she was feeling or what she wanted until her parents hired a teacher for Keller called Anne Sull [...]

  • Shelley

    This is a wonderful introduction to Helen Keller, told from her point of view. I pretty much fell in love with the lines, "They were right. I wasn't well-behaved. I was extremely frustrated." YES YES YES. When people complain about the lack of compliance in kids with special needs, I want to yell at them, how would you feel if it was hard to communicate what you needed or wanted? Wouldn't you to anything in your power to get your point across? So, loved this, and the art was spectacularly adorab [...]

  • Brianna Jensen

    When Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn't see or hear at all, and it was hard for her to communicate with anyone. But when she was six years old, she met someone who change her life forever: her teacher, Annie Sullivan. With Miss Sullivan's help, Helen learned how to speak sign language and read Braille. Armed with the ability to express herself, Helen grew up to be come a social activist, leading the fight for people with disab [...]

  • Haydn Bryant

    A picture book biography of Helen Keller and the struggles and triumphs of her life. He takes you from her childhood all the way to her adult life chronicling her disease and miraculous accomplishments. Meltzer does a good job of being simple but thorough in this book. I liked this book a lot. I have always been in awe of Helen Keller and this is a great book to teach kids about her.

  • momma.hailey

    Great concept for children's biographies. Love the book size and content. Didn't care for comic style text boxes (what are those called?).

  • Deja Hall

    This biographical picture book follows the structure of the previous books in the series, by introducing readers to Helen Keller, and the challenges that she experienced in her life as she coped with blindness throughout her life. I loved the decision to maintain Helen's look throughout the book, which helped really reinforce the idea that: 1) this is a children's book aimed at young readers, and 2) the overall lesson that Helen's strength throughout her life, was influenced by her interactions [...]

  • Taylor Meyer

    Summary: This biography book is about Helen Keller. When she was a little girl she got a rare disease that made her blind and deaf. Suddenly she couldn’t communicate with anyone. When she was six years old, she met a teacher who changed her life forever. Helen learned sign language and to read braille. She became a social activist and speaking out for people with disabilities.Characteristics: this is a great biography book to read to younger children about hero’s or when just wanting them to [...]

  • Siena Trehy

    This biography is appropriate for kids aged 4-8, due to its simplicity and content. This is a very simple and short (40 page) book for young kids. It accounts for where Helen Keller was born, how she lost some of her senses, her brilliant teacher, and some of her achievements later in life. I chose this book because I wanted to see how accurate some of these very short biographies are. I questioned the accuracy of these books for their length, but also because their readership is so young and of [...]

  • Kathleen Tucker

    I Am Helen Keller tells the story of Helen losing her hearing and vision after becoming ill. The story tells of her teacher's dedication and Helen's desire to learn leading to her communication through sign language and reading in braille. The story even tells of Helen's desire to attend college and her success in adulthood. As part of the Ordinary People Change the World Series, I Am Helen Keller is another inspirational biography of a disabled child persevering in times of struggle to achieve [...]

  • Holly

    This is a wonderful book about the life of Helen Keller. The story of her disabilities and how she overcame them with the help of a loving and dedicated teacher. Helen became a great advocate for people with disabilities as well as many other causes. This book added a wonderful feature to help students grasp the concept of reading using braille. They incorporated a place in the book where there is raised writing in braille, so students can feel it and experience what it would be like to try to r [...]

  • Kimberly

    I don't give many 5-star ratings, but I love this book and this series. We've read many in the series, but this is one that our 4-year-old particularly liked. These books have such great messages and such a neat way to approach learning about some amazing historical (and sometimes not so historical) figures. I would love to own every book in this series, but for now we get them at the library, and they seem to be in high demand. The stories were too long/detailed for our 2-year-old, but we told [...]

  • Kaitlyn Richard

    I absolutely LOVE this biographical book series. They are fun, engaging, and full of knowledge. I enjoy these books because they really teach you so much about the person they are written about, and they engage and connect to the reader. These books can be used in all of the k-5 classrooms. The books can be used as a read aloud for younger kids and individual reading for upper elementary. I would use these books to teach about biographies (and maybe how to write them), a lesson about finding imp [...]

  • Lauren Tortorello

    This book is a child friendly version of the life of Helen Keller. In this book, it explains her life with her disability of being blind and deaf. It talks about the obstacles she had overcome to live a normal life. This information book is written in a way that children can understand/ even relate if they also have a disability. It teaches about braille as well as other therapy that is available for the blind/deaf. It shows children that even though Helen was different from others, she still li [...]

  • Kayley Pate

    This autobiography of Helen Keller is previewed in a graphic novel and I love that. Autobiographies are often times hard to tech with in elementary school because they aren't much geared towards their age group but in this case I believe that this is perfect for teaching about Helen Keller and how she strives to be the best person she can be regardless of her limitations. I would use this every year when teaching my kids not only a history lesson but also refer to her and her attributes to descr [...]

  • Judy Desetti

    Great biography of the life of Helen Keller. I loved the messages at the end about how everyone can overcome obstacles. That each person has potential and all people are like flowers that need to be watered. Very encouraging words for children to hear. This was a wonderful message about Helen's life. Reading level is such that young kids will easily access the understanding of her life. I have read several in this series"Ordinary People Change the World" by Meltzer and they are all really good. [...]

  • Andrea

    I was curious about this series of books so when I found this one at a local bookstore, I admittedly sat down and read it. Since it's a children's book, it only took a few minutes to read it all, but I was amazed at how much I learned. The story was simple enough for children to understand but complex enough to impress someone of my not so young age. The illustrations are very sweet and I love how Helen is drawn as a child. There is even a very short activity included involving Braile. I'm inter [...]

  • Ursula Shelton

    This is a cute kids book that is based on the life of Helen Keller. The book talks about people who are different and diversity as a whole. I felt it was an excellent read for children. I sit with a couple of kids who are very interested in reading. This happens to be one of the books they selected. The illustrations were good and the kids learned all about Helen Keller. I would definitely recommend to a family or day care facilities, very entertaining.

  • Raven

    This book is a great biography about Helen Keller. It gives enough detail about her life from when she was a small child, to her getting sick and becoming blind and deaf, and the struggles and accomplishments she achieved. Its interesting to see how she learned how communicate with others with her disability. Theres even a page in the book that has a braille alphabet so you can spell / feel for your name.

  • Memory Toast

    Not only was this book adorable in text and illustration, it blended the strengths of graphic novels and prose. Informative and witty, it really pulled me in, even though at this point I've read at least 3 or 4 children's biographies of Hellen Keller.I'd recommend for any reader looking to ease into biographies who's a fan of graphic novels or someone who wants to read a quick biography that leaves one inspired.

  • Heather Gmiterek

    We got this book from the library after seeing it on A Mighty Girl. My 5 year old loved it and pretended to be Hellen Keller, saying she can do even the hardest things! No matter what if she works hard she can do things that people says she can’t. Pretty sure we willend up collecting the I Am series. We love the theme of “Ordinary People Can Change the World”. This is a great introduction to biographies for young kids.

  • Michelle

    Helen Keller's story has always touched and inspired me. When I saw this children's book, I had to get it for my girls, and as I read it to them tonight for the first time, they were both mesmerized and amazed that this was a true story and wanted to learn more about her life. The comic styled illustrations enhanced their engagement in the story and we will probably read this one again and again!

  • Kaitlyn Elmerick

    Genre: Biography Grade level: K-5Helen Keller was such an inspiring person and the way she came alive in this book was amazing. This book tells all about her life and how she became so successful, even through her struggles. My favorite thing about this book is how there is a page that has actual Braille on it, so children can really see and feel what she experienced when learning to read!

  • Amanda Hughes

    Meltz did a terrific job of portraying the life and accomplishments of Helen Keller in a way that children understand. I LOVE that he included Braille for children to see and feel and wrote the story from Keller's point of view. The illustrations are great and the book is packed with useful and interesting information.

  • Randall Christopher

    Meltzer is one of my favorite authors, and I think this series is great. I am a teacher and bought a few of these books to read to my class when reading about these amazing individuals. I think it is a good way to introduce the person before reading something they have written or something more extensive written about them. I look forward to reading more in the series. Keep 'em coming!

  • Eric Black

    I am Helen Keller is the perfect mix of story, illustration, and inspiration, which is probably easy to accomplish when working with such a powerful story. I especially like the inclusion of a Braille alphabet.

  • Heather

    Everything about this book is wonderful. The illustrations are obviously adorable, the text is funny and accessible, and it discusses disability and difference in a positive and engaging way. I loved it, and will be looking out for the rest of the series.