Saturday, May 22, 2010

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller

I picked up Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller while volunteering at my 3rd grader's Book Fair. It's considered a "middle grade" book, reading level ages 9 - 12. Of course, I had to pick it up, since any book about special needs always gets my interest.

It tells the story from Annie Sullivan's perspective. Annie, of course, was Helen Keller's teacher. It's mostly about how Annie got through to Helen, although bits of Annie's life are introduced.

I was really impressed how much Annie was able to accomplish in a short period of time, although I think a lot of her methods would be considered a bit harsh today!

Even though the book is for kids, I learned a lot about Annie and Helen.

I've been trying to get my daughter to read this book, but she's not interested, so my copy's up for grabs.


  1. I'd love to have this one, Ecki; would you mind sending it to me? Do you still have my address?

  2. Just found your address in an old email. Will get it out to you this week. (hopefully, LOL)