Thursday, December 12, 2013

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert

The true story of a blind, deaf and nearly feral child and her fearlessly unorthodox teacher does not grow old. Joseph Lambert's Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller is an inspired double biography in comics format.

From an unpromising start, Sullivan and Keller grew to have a very close, lifelong friendship. Lambert focuses on their first years together in this book, along with Sullivan's own early hardships. Her journals and letters bring her personality alive.

Keller's extremely limited and amorphous sense of herself and the world around her is portrayed in dark panels with vaguely human shapes and movements. The other panels are in a crisp and colourful clear line style.

Excellent for ages 10 to adult.

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