Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Miss Spitfire by Sarah Elizabeth Miller
This book tells the story of how Annie Sullivan was able to teach Helen Keller, a blind and deaf girl, how to communicate with the world. As a baby Helen became blind and deaf due to a fever. Since she was not old enough to already know how to communicate before the fever she grew up wild. Her own family thought that she was probably not capable of learning even how to behave. But when Helen was six her parents sent to a school for the blind asking them to send a teacher. Annie Sullivan somehow found a way to tame Helen and teach her to understand language. This book is told from Annie's point of view and describes all the problems she had with Helen and her family on the long road to reaching the girl locked inside her own world.