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Helen Keller
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
  • From the Series: Women of Achievement
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604135026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-502-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 07/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 362
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112

Summary

Robbed of three of her five senses at a young age, Helen Keller worked as a crusader for the education of the deaf and blind, and helped disabled people around the world find hope. At 19 months old, Keller suddenly lost her ability to see and hear, leaving her deaf, dumb, and mute. She was left to live in darkness and silence until a young teacher named Anne Sullivan used groundbreaking methods to teach Keller not only how to read and write, but even how to speak. An intelligent young woman, she was the first deaf-blind person to graduate from college. This miraculous woman's life became a symbol of triumph over adversity, and her story stands as a testament to the idea that any obstacle can be overcome.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Further resources. Notes. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Rachel A. Koestler-Grack has been a nonfiction book editor and writer since 1999. Throughout her career, she has worked extensively with historical topics, ranging from the Middle Ages to the American Colonial era to the civil rights movement. In addition, she has written numerous biographies on a variety of historical and contemporary figures.

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