Helen Keller

Helen Keller

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Hardcover(2nd ed.)



At 19 months old, Helen Keller suddenly lost the ability to see and hear. She lived in darkness and silence until a young teacher named Anne Sullivan used groundbreaking methods to teach Keller to read and write, and even to speak. Despite being robbed of two of her five senses at a young age, Keller graduated from college and used her education to advocate for the disabled throughout her life. This miraculous woman's life became a symbol of triumph over adversity. Her story stands as a testament to the idea that any obstacle may be overcome.

Covering noted historic and contemporary figures in the arts, business, sports, entertainment, politics, sciences, and social advocacy, among other fields, Women of Achievement profiles women who have made significant and influential contributions to their professions and to the world at large. Each book in the series gives students a complete overview of the subject's life, as well as insight into her professional and personal motivations, while also providing historical context to her achievements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604135022
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Series: Chelsea House Women of Achievement Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

1 Triumph over Silence 7

2 From Light into Darkness 12

3 Teacher 22

4 The Wonder Girl 34

5 Quest for College 44

6 Curious Triangle 57

7 Little Island of Joy 69

8 Bringing Light to the World 85

Chronology 97

Notes 99

Bibliography 103

Further Resources 104

Picture Credits 105

Index 106

About the Author 111

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