Hannah Webb


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Non-fiction, disabilities, comic book, cartoon, history

Document Type

Book Review


Annie Sullivan grew up a visually impaired, lonely orphan. But that didn’t stop her from changing the life of Helen Keller, or changing the world. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller is a graphic novel by Joseph Lambert that explores the life of the famed teacher and her relationship with Helen. Through illustrated panels, we learn of Annie’s winding road that brought her to the Kellers. Things didn’t always go smoothly as Helen and Annie worked together, but as they worked hard and persevered, Helen saw remarkable growth, including the ability to communicate through hand signing, read, write, and eventually speak. Through trials, confrontations and accusations, Helen and Annie grew closer and formed an unbreakable bond.