Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Helen's Big World by Doreen Rappaport


This book takes a look at Helen Keller’s life from birth to death.  It is interspersed with quotes from Helen Keller which provide insight into the woman she became.  The book does not dwell on her disabilities but highlights what she was able to do and accomplish in her life.  The illustrations capture the famous and not so famous moments in her life.  Readers will come away wanting to know more.

I have always enjoyed reading about Helen Keller and this picture book is beautiful.  It doesn’t spend a lot of time with her early years which a lot of books do, but focuses on her relationship with Anne Sullivan and how Helen was able to experience the world and participate in so many experiences.  This is a wonderful book and Matt Taveres’ illustrations are beautiful. 

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