Helen Keller: Inspiration to Everyone! (Show Me History!) (Hardcover)
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A biography of deaf-blind social activist Helen Keller, told in graphic novel format.
Helen Keller: Inspiration to Everyone! tells the true story of one of history’s most courageous and determined individuals. After becoming deaf and blind when she was 19 months old, Helen endured a childhood of frustration and confusion before being introduced to Anne Sullivan, who helped Helen develop language and communication skills. From there, Helen became a prolific author, public speaker, and social and political activist who traveled the world as a champion for many causes. Full-color illustrations and historically accurate text make this biography an entertaining, educational, and inspiring read for those who enjoy history and graphic novels.
About the Author
James Buckley Jr. is a prolific author of nonfiction for young readers, with more than 150 books to his credit (and still typing!). He is the author of more than a dozen titles in The New York Times' best-selling "Who Was...?" biography series, including the Wright Brothers, Milton Hershey, Betsy Ross, Jules Verne, and Blackbeard. Buckley has written more than thirty DK Readers on a wide variety of topics, plus two recent long-form bios of Adolf Hitler and Bonnie and Clyde for Aladdin Books. For Spring 2019, he created the first book in a new series for Aladdin—a bio of astronaut Michael Collins. Buckley is the co-author of Time Inc./Liberty Street's "X-Why-Z" series and wrote and produced the Animal Planet Animal Atlas for Liberty Street. A former editor at Sports Illustrated and the National Football League, he lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he runs a successful book producing company.
Caitlin Like is a cartoonist and a member of the comics collective Helioscope Studios in Portland, Oregon. She is a former member of the XOXO Outpost and has worked on comics for Dark Horse and Oni Press, including Stranger Things, Aliens, Ghost, My Boyfriend is a Bear, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has drawn or colored books for indie publishers Thrillbent, Augsburg Fortress, and Cave Pictures Publishing; and she took part in the anthology, Can I Pet Your Werewolf. Her current work includes working as a long-term colorist assistant to Trekker creator Ron Randall and colorist Dan Jackson, and self-publishing indie comics work through Kickstarter and Gumroad.