Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller

October 27, 2009|
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller
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Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she’d taken on a seemingly impossible job—teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, it was the girl who’d been nicknamed Miss Spitfire. In her efforts to reach Helen’s mind, Annie lost teeth to the girl’s raging blows, but she never lost faith in her ability to triumph. Told in first person, Annie Sullivan’s past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher are vividly depicted in this powerful novel.

Title:Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:October 27, 2009
Publisher:Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9781442407244

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