A new book on Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller uses a cartoon or graphic novel approach to tell the story of this extraordinary pair. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert. Disney-Hyperion Books, New York, 2012, is described by the publisher writes: " In Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, author and illustrator Joseph Lambert examines the powerful bond between teacher and pupil, forged through the intense frustrations and revelations of Helen’s early education. The result is an inspiring, emotional, and wholly original take on the story of these two great Americans."
The book is also reviewed in the most recent post of the blog A Mom's Musings: Concept Building and the Coolest Book on Helen Keller Out There. The book uses illustrations and a comic-book style to explain how concepts and experiences must be come before the words, whether signed or spoken. If the child doesn't know what a rock is, for example, then the word "rock", whether spoken or signed, will have no meaning.