Helen Keller

Helen Keller

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
     
 

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

Overview

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
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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