Helen Keller (She Persisted)

by Courtney Sheinmel (Author) Gillian Flint (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: She Persisted
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Helen Keller! In this chapter book biography by acclaimed author Courtney Sheinmel, readers learn about the amazing life of Helen Keller--and how she persisted. Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing after a childhood illness, but she didn't let that stop her from learning to read, speak, and make a difference. She was the first person who was both deaf and blind to go to and graduate from college, and she continued to write books and articles, speak in public, and stand up for the rights she believed everyone should have, inspiring others to do the same. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Helen Keller's footsteps and make a difference! And don't miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted! Praise for She Persisted: Helen Keller An engaging portrait of a fascinating woman. --Kirkus Reviews

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Praise for She Persisted: Helen Keller

An engaging portrait of a fascinating woman. —Kirkus Reviews
Courtney Sheinmel
Courtney Sheinmel is the author of over a dozen highly celebrated books for kids and teens, including the young readers' series Stella Batts, the middle grade series The Kindness Club, and the young adult novel Edgewater. In addition to writing, Courtney served as a judge on the national level for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and she received a National Scholastic Outstanding Educator Award for her work as a writing instructor at Writopia Lab, a non-profit organization serving kids ages 8-18. She lives in New York City. Visit courtneysheinmel.com and follow @courtneywrites.

Bianca Turetsky
is the author of The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic, The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette, and The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, which have been translated into 9 languages. After graduating from Tufts University, Bianca began working for artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, where she managed his studio for over 11 years and was his assistant on the Academy Award-nominated film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. She is currently the regional Brooklyn coordinator and an instructor at Writopia Lab, an award-winning non-profit that offers writing workshops for kids and teens from all backgrounds. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit biancaturetsky.com and follow @BiancaTuretsky.

For half of the year Stevie Lewis travels out of her van, furthering her passion for art and the outdoors. She is also an avid hiker and rock climber. With a background in animation, she now illustrates children's books, including Sun! One in a Billion, by Stacy McAnulty, Prince & Knight, by Daniel Haack, and Lost in the Library, by Josh Funk. She is currently based in northern Arizona, where she lives with her partner and two dogs.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780593115688
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Philomel Books
Publication date
December 20, 2021
Series
She Persisted
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF023000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Girls & Women
JNF025000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | General
Library of Congress categories
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