Left deaf and blind from a childhood illness, Helen Keller learned to communicate with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan. Helen Keller advanced the rights of the differently-abled, and also fought for labor rights as a suffragist and socialist.
Let Us Have Faith
by Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men
as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run
than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change
and behave like free spirits
in the presence of fate
is strength undefeatable.
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In this autobiography, initially published in 1903, Helen Keller recalls her remarkable life as a blind and deaf woman taught to communicate by Ann Sullivan. Here among other memories, Keller describes her epiphany at the water pump when she connected the physical world with its linguistic counterpart. Keller was eventually educated at Radcliffe University, where she graduated with honors.
To Love This Life is a beautiful and moving souvenir of one of the world's most admired women. This memorable collection of quotations from Helen Keller brings words of wisdom, courage, and inspiration from a remarkable individual who above all wanted to make a difference in the lives of her fellow men and women. They offer profound statements on the meaning of being human and on life in all its complexity, revealing the wit and wisdom of an unforgettable woman.
The intimate story of two women whose lives were bound together in a unique relationship marked by genius, dependence, and love. Lash traces Anne Sullivan's early years in a Massachusetts poorhouse, describes her meeting with Helen Keller in Alabama, and goes on to recount the joint events of their lives: Helen's childhood experiences, education at Radcliffe, and work in vaudeville, politics, and for the blind. This definitive biography concludes with Helen's final years without Anne Sullivan Macy.
A biography focusing on the childhood years, of the blind and deaf woman who overcame her handicaps with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan.
Lawlor's finely crafted and lively biography makes fine use of primary-source material that brings Keller's interior thoughts to life and hints at her highly developed sense of humor. The author does not shy away from pointing out her subject's faults while lauding her many accomplishments. This well-researched account contains a fair amount of social history, placing Keller's life in the context of her time and providing readers with a greater basis to understand the development of her "radical" political beliefs and her "rebellious spirit."
How a woman left blind and deaf from a childhood illness overcame her handicaps to become a noted writer and humanitarian.
This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world''s most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose laced with stirring quotes, Doreen Rappaport brings to life Helen Keller''s poignant narrative.
Petition from the American Foundation for the Blind
Protect Life-Changing Programs in the US for People with Vision Loss
The Helen Keller Foundation - Official Website
The Foundation strives to prevent blindness and deafness by advancing research and education.
Helen Keller Archive | American Foundation for the Blind
The Helen Keller Archive at the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is the world’s largest repository of materials about and by Helen Keller. Materials include correspondence, speeches, press clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, photograph albums, architectural drawings, audio recordings, audio-visual materials and artifacts.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Short films curated by MY HERO International Film Festival director Wendy Milette.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
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