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Helen Keller: Courageous Advocate
Helen Keller: Courageous Advocate
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Graphic Library

Helen Keller: Courageous Advocate

A biography telling the life of Hellen Keller, a blind and deaf women who became an author and advocate for the blind. Written in graphic-novel format.

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Age Level8-14 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
GenreGraphic Nonfiction
SubjectGraphic Novels
Trim Size7 x 9
Page Count32



Create Readers Blog, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna M?tauranga o Aotear

"A bright and breezy account of the life of Helen Keller, the blind and deaf woman, who became an advocate for the blind, written in graphic form. It is encouraging to see more non-fiction titles in this format as it gets reluctant readers(boys and girls)interested in reading titles they might not have contemplated reading before. Contains other interesting facts about Helen, as well as a Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Create Readers Blog, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa" - Create Readers Blog, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna M?tauranga o Aotear

February 26, 2009

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

"The only drawback to this book is that the author used bubbles to show Keller’s thoughts and this would have been impossible as she did not know any words or that words even existed until after she learned that the letters being signed in her hand meant the word “water.” That said, this nonfiction book is absolutely perfect for the reluctant or struggling reader. It will be enjoyed by both boys and girls and will lead them into wanting to read more of the graphic-style writing. There are a total of four chapters dealing with an era of Keller’s life from infancy to adulthood. The illustrations are informative as well as entertaining. Vocabulary is controlled and well chosen; sentences are short with a simple structure. At the back of the book the author has included “More About Helen,” a “Glossary,” “Internet Sites,” “Read More,” a “Bibliography,” and an “Index.” Children who fight reading and say they do not like to read, are usually poor readers. Who wants to do something they are not comfortable with or gives a feeling of being unsuccessful? Books written in the graphic-novel format provide a way for even the most reluctant reader to feel successful. High-interest, low-level books should be applauded for the contribution they have made to the classroom. Children who have been non-readers can now read a book and take part in classroom discussions about a book they have read. It takes away the fear of reading and, with the help of illustrations, adds a deeper comprehension. This book could also be used for early readers who want to read longer passages. I really cannot say enough about the benefits of the Graphic Library books. Welvaert has done an excellent job in focusing the reader on the unique accomplishments of Helen Keller." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

July 1, 2007

Scott R. Welvaert

Scott R. Welvaert

Scott R. Welvaert lives in Chaska, Minnesota, with his wife and two daughters. He has written many children's books. Most recently, he has written about Helen Keller, the Donner Party, and Thomas Edison. Scott enjoys reading and writing poetry and stories. He also enjoys playing video games and watching the Star Wars movies with his children.

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