Most people are familiar with the name Helen Keller and know she was deaf and blind. But how many people know the extent of her resilience and perseverance and the truly amazing things she achieved?

And the courage, determination and wisdom of her teacher and companion Anne Sullivan?

With maps, timelines, illustrations, a glossary and even a quiz, this book offers a very visual journey through Helen’s life that will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Part of a wider series of biographies, this book is great for children who get overwhelmed by lots of text or simply prefer real life to fiction. Books like this that open up lots of opportunity for discussion are important in helping children see just what they can achieve and are also crucial for building empathy.

Tilly in Year 6 has kindly read and reviewed this book for us – what a star!

Watch her review here