So Much More to Helen: The Passions and Pursuits of Helen Keller

Sleeping Bear. Mar. 2022. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534111516.
Gr 1-4–Pincus makes it her goal to expand on students’ cursory knowledge of beloved biography figure Helen Keller. With a few lines of primary rhyming text on each spread are accompanied by secondary text, in a smaller font and ordinary prose, the author explains an aspect of Keller’s identity: she was a student, an adventurer, an activist, a performer, a dog-lover, a traveler, and more. This thorough look at the subject’s life goes beyond the handful of facts readers may already know, beyond her childhood and her time with Annie Sullivan. Illustrations show Keller as she ages, through changing fashions, as she travels, performs, and protests. A useful explanation of each spread follows the story. Other material includes photos, author’s note, bibliography, and quote sources available online.
VERDICT A highly recommended purchase for filling out reports or enjoying on its own.

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