The epic story of Annie Sullivan's perseverance and triumph in the face of hardship will enthrall readers of every age. This pioneering teacher overcame disability and misfortune before achieving success as one of the most famous educators of all time. Known to most as the "Miracle Worker," Sullivan distinguished herself at Perkins School for the Blind and eventually became Helen Keller's teacher. Her breakthroughs with the young blind and deaf girl led to a lifelong friendship and partnership that propelled both women to great accomplishments. Marfé Ferguson Delano's evocative account of teacher and student breaking down barriers to enjoy the wonders of intellectual discovery is a profoundly moving story.
National Geographic's award-winning Photobiographies series provides middle-grade readers with pictorially based biographies of famous pioneers in their fields. With an emphasis on first person accounts and extraordinary archival photographs this stunningly designed series is both handsome and compelling. Maps, chronologies, resource guides, bibliographies, and indices make this the perfect choice for report writers.
Marfé Ferguson Delano is the author of 12 books for National Geographic, including Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein, which was an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, and Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison. She is a graduate of Duke University. She lives in Alexandria, VA.