So Much More to Helen

The Passions and Pursuits of Helen Keller

Most folks know the famous story of Helen Keller--a DeafBlind girl who learned to understand sign language at the family water pump. But what do you really know about her? Did you know she was an activist, a rebel, a writer, a performer, a romantic? There is so much more to Helen than we usually learn in school. Read ahead as the story of Helen Keller's passionate, boundless life unfolds--reminding us that she was, as we all are, so many things.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 362.4/1092 B
Lexile 760L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level R
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111516), PDF (9781534198036), Hosted ebook (9781534198050)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations, Historical photographs

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

“Most people know the story of Keller learning the word water, but many don’t know about the life of activism she led after that. Pincus tells us about all the things Keller was—deaf-blind, yes, but also an author, activist, friend, and dog lover, among many other things. The didactic and earnest text is accompanied by chunky, colorful illustrations that offer more details for readers to find… It is difficult to bring a fresh perspective to Keller’s story, and the effort made here surpasses many others.”

Booklist STARRED REVIEW - So Much More to Helen: The Passions and Pursuits of Helen Keller

“This picture book celebrates the many accomplishments of Helen Keller, emphasizing remarkable achievements throughout her entire life that are often overlooked in favor of the story of her early years… Whether adults sharing this book choose to include the biographical asides or just concentrate on the engaging, lyrical lines describing Keller’s attributes, it’s an inviting read-aloud about one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. It also serves as powerful advocacy for individuals with disabilities. A lovely way to expand picture-book biography collections.”

School Library Journal - So Much More to Helen!: The Passions and Pursuits of Helen Keller

“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…A highly recommended purchase for filling out reports or enjoying on its own.”

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Author: Meeg Pincus

Meeg Pincus is a children’s author, humane educator, and speaker who loves celebrating and telling stories about real "solutionaries" who help people, animals, and the planet. She is a lifelong writer and has been a newspaper reporter, book editor, and essayist--but writing children's books is her favorite. It was as a newspaper reporter over 20 years ago that Meeg had the honor of meeting Miep Gies in person. She lives in San Diego, California.

Illustrator: Caroline Bonne-Müller

Illustrator and former fashion designer Caroline Bonne-Müller was born in France and raised in the Netherlands. She lives with her family in Switzerland.

Full-color illustrations, Historical photographs