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Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Hardcover – March 27, 2012
Collection of Five "Who Was" Biographies
In this box set, discover the life and times of five icons of black history and celebrate the difference they made in the world. Hardcover
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About the Author
Joseph Lambert (www.submarinesubmarine.com) is the creator of various self-published comics, and also a co-editor of the Sundays anthology series and I Will Bite You!, a collection of short comic stories published by Secret Acres. A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, his comics and illustrations have appeared in The Best American Comics, Komiksfest! Review, and DarkHorse Presents, as well as in Business Week and Popular Mechanics. Joseph lives in White River Junction, Vermont.
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Top Customer Reviews
An excellent choice made by Lambert is to let us get to know Annie better---her backstory is arguably more tragic than Helen's---and to understand her spunk and drive and determination and fortitude. She is a true hero.
Besides the characters and the story, one of the great successes of this volume is its means of representing Helen's aloneness in a blank world. The way those in the world intrudes into her space---how it threatens---builds empathy for Helen as much as any art could. Which is remarkable, given that comics would not have been an easy medium for Helen Keller to enjoy.
Not that that would have stopped her.
to read it to her myself.
Hellen was an amazing woman. She was so determined to communicate with the world that she learned the alphabet and managed to express her thoughts, as well as finger spelling method.
Helen wrote one story in her life (The Frost King) and was accused of plagiarism. Helen heard the original story as a child and could not understand how one could "own the words or stories". She never wrote any stories after that.
Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller were not just teacher and student, but also life long friends.
Reading this book lifts spirit, and makes you believe it's all possible and achievable.
P.S. the cursive writting is taken from journals and letters Annie Sullivan (Hellen's teacher) wrote in real life. This text was slightly edited to make it easier to understand.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter took to this book quickly, loving the 'cartoon' illustrations. What ever it takes to get them excited about reading, I am all for!Published 9 months ago by TWright
Lovely book! I wish it didn't end so suddenly, but the story that is told is beautiful.Published 10 months ago by Beatrice Couser
All members of our family from ages 10 to 50 have enjoyed this book. And we have recommended it to many friends, who have also liked it, and passed it on to yet other friends and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Charles
Lambert has created a masterpiece that transports the reader into Annie Sullivan's and Helen Keller's worlds like no other medium can do. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rachel Lo
I purchased these for a teacher in my school district as requested. She has been very happy with them so far.Published 23 months ago by Kim Lehner
Although I was vaguely familiar with the story I was taken by surprise by this book. The graphic narrative solutions use by Lambert are awesome and his story telling think this... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Coriollis