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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date March 18, 2015
Pages 46
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781508921363
ISBN-10 1508921369
Dimensions 0.11 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $5.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: To say Helen Keller is one of the most unique figures in American history would be an understatement. As a young child, Helen lost both her vision and hearing, leaving her deafblind, an almost hopelessly debilitating condition that left her literally trapped, unable to communicate with anyone. As she would later write, “My life was without past or future; death, the pessimist would say, ‘a consummation devoutly to be wished.’" Nobody would have blamed her for being hopelessly frustrated and imprisoned by her disabilities; in fact, that was to be expected. When her famous teacher, Anne Sullivan, brought Helen a doll and tried to teach her a few words by spelling them into her hand, the child became so frustrated that she broke the doll. As every American now knows, Helen eventually overcame the frustration and used unimaginable perseverance to overcome her disability. With Sullivan’s help and the sense of touch, Helen eventually broke through and learned to communicate. Helen later recalled that after Sullivan put one of her hands in water and spelled water on the other hand, “I stood still, my whole attention fixed upon the motions of her fingers. Suddenly I felt a misty consciousness as of something forgotten — a thrill of returning thought; and somehow the mystery of language was revealed to me.” Helen’s story would have been remarkable enough if it had ended simply with her ability to communicate with the outside world, but “I had now the key to all language, and I was eager to learn to use it.” With unbridled ambition, Helen became the first deafblind individual to earn a bachelor’s degree from a college, published her own autobiography when she was just 22, and in the early 20th century became famous across the world as both an author and speaker. Naturally, Helen was a walking embodiment and advocate for people with disabilities, both the blind and deaf, but she was just as interested in other social and political causes, eventually becoming one of the most outspoken figures of her time. Those who were inspired by her story were surprised that she was willing to voice what they believed were radical beliefs on behalf of causes like women’s suffrage, pacifism, and socialism. Helen also added actions to her words, founding both the Helen Keller International organization for research in vision, health and nutrition, and helping found the American Civil Liberties Union.

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from Createspace Independent Pub (March 31, 2016)
9781530820696 | details & prices | 54 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.13 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The World I Live In
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 16, 2015)
9781522788645 | details & prices | 58 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The World I Live In
About: To say Helen Keller is one of the most unique figures in American history would be an understatement.
from Createspace Independent Pub (August 27, 2015)
9781517087982 | details & prices | 59 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.99
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About: I HAVE just touched my dog.
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from Createspace Independent Pub (March 18, 2015)
9781508921363 | details & prices | 46 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.11 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The World I Live In
About: To say Helen Keller is one of the most unique figures in American history would be an understatement.
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9781420944402 | details & prices | 63 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an American author, lecturer, and political activist.

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