Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller

October 3rd, 2010 by

Submitted by Hahaha me, Age 11 from Maine

Rating: ★★★★½

When Anne Sullivan comes to Ivy Green to teach Helen Keller, she feels that the task is impossible to fulfill. Not only is it hard to teach a both deaf and blind six-year-old, but her raging tantrums and outright stubborn attitude prevent Anne from doing anything, not to mention Helen’s parents, who spoil and shield her from punishment and discipline. Anne is constantly asking herself if she is doing the right thing, and if her methods have any effect on Helen. But even the tiniest triumph lights a spark of hope.

I LOVE Miss Spitfire. READ IT! If Helen Keller were sitting right next to me, I’d have her finger-spell the word A-M-A-Z-I-N-G into my hand, because that’s what Miss Spitfire is!