The book I chose to read is called The Touch of Magic written by Lorena A. Hickok. The story was about Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller's wonderful teacher. I had never heard of Anne before I read this book, but while looking in the library my mom explained to me who she was and she seemed like she would be an interesting person to do it on. I was right.
Anne Sullivan Macy was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. At the age of nine she was taken to the outskirts of Tewksbury, Massachusetts with her three year old brother Jimmie. There, they were sent to the Massachusetts State Infirmary. Not because they were mentally sick or anything, but because they had nowhere else to go.
Their mother had died of tuberculosis and their father had left them. None of their relatives wanted them because Annie was nearly blind and Jimmie had something wrong with his hip and had to walk with a crutch.
Annie's one year old sister was taken right away by her aunt and uncle because she was darling. Nobody knew where to send them so that's how she ended up at the infirmary.
A few months after they had arrived, Jimmie got deathly ill. The doctor's couldn't do anything for him and unfortunately he past away. Annie took this unbelievably hard for she had realized that Jimmie was the only thing she had ever loved.
Annie's attitude then worsened even more because she felt she had nothing left. She would throw hissy fits at the nurses and kick and scream. Believe it or not, this is one of the character traits that I most admire about Miss Macy. She was aggressive and didn't let anyone tell her what to do. Even...