The Touch of Magic and The Story of My Life

By Lorena A. Hickok and Helen Keller
Level 9

Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life, is not only fascinating and inspiring, but it also includes wonderful description, an elevated vocabulary, and deep insights into life. Accompanying this autobiography is a beautifully written biography, The Touch of Magic, about Helen Keller’s teacher, Annie Sullivan. As a destitute, misbehaving orphan who is going blind, Annie experiences and overcomes the extreme trials in her life, which prepare her for the great work she does with Helen Keller.

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(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States
Period 19th Century, 20th Century, 1800s, 1900s
Genre Autobiography, Biography
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library Yes
  • Audiobook
  • In The Good and the Beautiful Library
  • Top Picks
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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