ISBN 9780553213874,The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life


Helen Keller


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 1990

ISBN 9780553213874

ISBN-10 0553213873


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

Helen was born on June 27, 1880. At 19 months of age, she contracted a disease that wrecked her vision and hearing. She steadily started to cultivate her own signs in order to interact with people at home. When the Kellers went to Alexander Graham Bell as an attempt to figure the best way to help Helen, he directed them to the Perkins Institute for the Blind. The family met Anne Sullivan there, a woman who changed Helen Keller's life forever. The relationship Anne and Helen had was an enduring one, lasting for more than four decades. Anne taught Helen to communicate and read Braille. Helen later joined the Perkins Institute, and her strong will to communicate with others as conventionally as possible led her to learn how to speak. The rest was history. Helen spent the rest of her life giving motivational speeches. She also became a strong supporter for people with disabilities, a pacifist, a suffragist, a socialist, and a birth control supporter. The Story of My Life offers an intimate look into her life, a ray of hope for all those who face overwhelming odds in life.
About the author -:
Helen Adams Keller was an American writer, political activist and lecturer, who was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her story, especially the story of how she learned to communicate through the assistance and teaching of Anne Sullivan, resulted in her rise to fame and soon became the flagship story for hope for all deafblind children everywhere. Helen Keller was a prolific writer, touching upon various topics such as women's suffrage, labour rights, socialism, and other radical left causes. She has since become a symbol for the triumphs of deafblind people. Several schools for the deaf and blind have been dedicated to her memory.