Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Book - 2016
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"How did Helen Keller manage before Annie Sullivan came to teach her language? This fictionalized story of two very different girls in the South, two decades after the Civil War, builds on the mentions of Martha Washington in Keller’s autobiography and reimagines their relationship. Martha, Helen’s constant companion, is the cook’s daughter — a black girl, just a few years older, and the person who best understood Helen’s attempts at communication. Charged with keeping the unruly younger girl occupied and out of trouble, Martha is sometimes bullied, sometimes a co-conspirator, and often Helen’s rescuer. She is with Helen as Annie teaches her words and language, even on the miraculous day when Helen understands that the water running over one hand, and the word W-A-T-E-R that is being spelled into the other, are connected — the event that freed Helen to communicate with the wider world. ..."--
Publisher: Toronto :, Scholastic Canada Ltd.,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781443139236
Branch Call Number: j LIT NVD
Characteristics: 124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Lanting, Norm


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