Helen Keller





Helen Keller


Born
in Tuscumbia, Alabama, The United States
June 27, 1880

Died
June 01, 1968

Genre


Helen Keller would not be bound by conditions. Rendered deaf and blind at 19 months by scarlet fever, she learned to read (in several languages) and even speak, eventually graduating with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904, where as a student she wrote The Story of My Life. That she accomplished all of this in an age when few women attended college and the disabled were often relegated to the background, spoken of only in hushed tones, is remarkable. But Keller's many other achievements are impressive by any standard: she authored 13 books, wrote countless articles, and devoted her life to social reform. An active and effective suffragist, pacifist, and socialist (the latter association earned her an FBI file), she lectured on behalf of ...more

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More books by Helen Keller…
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”
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Polls

April 2018 New School Poll

 
  35 votes, 22.3%

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, 181 pages, 1945
 
  17 votes, 10.8%

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages, 1932
 
  15 votes, 9.6%

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, 240 pages, 1902
 
  14 votes, 8.9%

Blindness by José Saramago, 326 pages, 1995
 
  11 votes, 7.0%

 
  11 votes, 7.0%

 
  10 votes, 6.4%

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald, 225 pages, 1932
 
  10 votes, 6.4%

Native Son by Richard Wright, 504 pages, 1940
 
  7 votes, 4.5%

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, 232 pages, 1938
 
  7 votes, 4.5%

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson, 176 pages, 1987
 
  4 votes, 2.5%

The Ambassadors by Henry James, 528 pages, 1903
 
  4 votes, 2.5%

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, 688 pages, 1933
 
  4 votes, 2.5%

At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien, 239 pages, 1939
 
  3 votes, 1.9%

Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, 644 pages, 1929
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, 345 pages, 1974
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

 
  1 vote, 0.6%

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