Annie and Helen

  • Annie and Helen

September 11, 2012

Illustrated by Raul Colon

Schwartz & Wade
Ages 4-8


Author Deborah Hopkinson and illustrator Raul Colon present the story of Helen Keller in a fresh and original way that is perfect for young children. Focusing on the relationship between Helen and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, the book is interspersed with excerpts of Annie's letters home, written as she struggled with her angry, wild pupil. But slowly, with devotion and determination, Annie teaches Helen finger spelling and braille, letters, and sentences. As Helen comes to understand language and starts to communicate, she connects for the first time with her family and the world around her. The lyrical text and exquisite art will make this fascinating story a favorite with young readers.

Awards and Reviews

2013 Oregon Book Award Finalist


Type Books
Vendor Deborah Hopkinson Books