Helen Keller: Inspiration to Everyone!

Category: Book
By (author): Buckley, James
Illustrated By: Like, Caitlin
Series: Show Me History!
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Portable Press
Published: June 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 9.25in x 6.25in x 0.50in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*A biography of deaf-blind social activist Helen Keller, told in graphic novel format.

Helen Keller: Inspiration to Everyone! tells the true story of one of history's most courageous and determined individuals. After becoming deaf and blind when she was 19 months old, Helen endured a childhood of frustration and confusion before being introduced to Anne Sullivan, who helped Helen develop language and communication skills. From there, Helen became a prolific author, public speaker, and social and political activist who traveled the world as a champion for many causes. Full-color illustrations and historically accurate text make this biography an entertaining, educational, and inspiring read for those who enjoy history and graphic novels.
Biographical NoteJames Buckley Jr. is a prolific author of nonfiction for young readers, with more than 150 books to his credit (and still typing!). He is the author of more than a dozen titles in The New York Times' best-selling "Who Was...?" biography series, including the Wright Brothers, Milton Hershey, Betsy Ross, Jules Verne, and Blackbeard. Buckley has written more than thirty DK Readers on a wide variety of topics, plus two recent long-form bios of Adolf Hitler and Bonnie and Clyde for Aladdin Books. For Spring 2019, he created the first book in a new series for Aladdin-a bio of astronaut Michael Collins. Buckley is the co-author of Time Inc./Liberty Street's "X-Why-Z" series and wrote and produced the Animal Planet Animal Atlas for Liberty Street. A former editor at Sports Illustrated and the National Football League, he lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he runs a successful book producing company.

Caitlin Like is a cartoonist and a member of the comics collective Helioscope Studios in Portland, Oregon. She is a former member of the XOXO Outpost and has worked on comics for Dark Horse and Oni Press, including Stranger ThingsAliensGhostMy Boyfriend is a Bear, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has drawn or colored books for indie publishers Thrillbent, Augsburg Fortress, and Cave Pictures Publishing; and she took part in the anthology, Can I Pet Your Werewolf. Her current work includes working as a long-term colorist assistant to Trekker creator Ron Randall and colorist Dan Jackson, and self-publishing indie comics work through Kickstarter and Gumroad.

Axel Medellin is a comic book and concept artist. His work has been featured by Zenescope Entertainment in the Grimm Fairy Tales and Return to Wonderland series. His work has also appeared in the Zombie Tales, Chthulhu Tales, and Mr. Stuffins series by BOOM! Studios; and in the Incursion series by Platinum Studios. Axel's art is included in Visions From the Upside Down: A Stranger Things Artbook and The Thing: Artbook, John Carpenter tribute books by Printed in Blood.