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Gr. 3-5. In Their Own Words biographies focus on famous people who left a record of their own lives. Beginning with an explanation of the difference between primary and secondary sources, Sullivan seamlessly interweaves information about his subjects with excerpts from primary sources. In the case of Helen Keller, Sullivan uses her autobiographical works; for Lincoln, he draws on speeches and letters. Both Keller and Lincoln have been covered in numerous biographies for young people (Sullivan's own Picturing Lincoln was published last fall), but these volumes are still worthwhile. The short chapters, large print, simple vocabulary, straightforward narrative, and attractive illustrations, as well as the addition of the subjects' own words, make them fine choices for early-grade biographies. They fit nicely between David Adler's Picture Book Biography series books and more challenging volumes such as Russell Freedman's classic Lincoln: A Photobiography (1987). Catherine Andronik
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I ordered this for my 7 yr grandaughter Cleo who is a second grader. She really liked it. She had to write a report on Helen Keller.
She got a grade of A+. Read more
I purchased this for my grandchild to read for a school
project. How she loved this book. I read it as well because
she'd say, " did you know, blah ,blah", and... Read more
Any books with facts and information on Helen Kellers life and with those who were close to her is a great read!! A++book!Published 21 months ago by Steve
Any and all history of the life of Helen Keller is of great interest especially when you find fact and tidbits that may not have been know of her and her life with others... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Steve
This book, "In Their Own words: Helen Keller," was received in good condition, before Christmas, as I hoped. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by H. C. Stewart
Bought this as a gift for a niece and she loved it. Has great real life photos for any HK fans.Published on January 2, 2010 by HI