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Helen Keller: Courage in Darkness (Sterling Biographies)

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At only nineteen months old, Helen Keller contracted a childhood illness that left her permanently blind and deaf. As a mature, confident woman, she showed the world that people with disabilities should not-and would not-be pushed aside. Helen was a wild, uncontrollable child who was frustrated by her inability to communicate with others. But after nearly two decades of wo ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 9th 2009 by Sterling
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Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
An Informational Text That Gives You a Ton of Information!
Helen Keller was born a perfectly healthy child and at only 3 months her mother knew that she was extremely intelligent but then everything takes a turn. Hellen gets the dreaded disease known as scarlet fever. When Helen finally recovered she would be left not only blind and deaf but since she was so young when she became ill she had never learned how to speak which was a struggle that she would face for the rest of her life. Hel
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Title: Helen Keller: Courage in Darkness
Author: Emma Carlson Berne
Published by: Sterling Biographies
Summary: Helen Keller: Courage in Darkness, by Emma Carlson Berne, is a complete biography of the legendary Helen Keller, who was born in July, 1880. Soon after birth, she fell ill with scarlet fever, a very serious illness that can cause blindness and deafness. This is exactly what happened to Helen, who was also a mute. Her childhood was very troubled: she grew up to be an uncontrollable child w
Brooklyn May
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
For my final literature study, I chose the piece "Helen Keller: Courage in Darkness." This true story is about a woman named Helen Keller who was both deaf and blind. This biography follows her journey from the day she was born, until the day she died. In addition to explaining how she dealt with her disabilities, the book also showcased an element of hope that she portrayed for others who had extreme disabilities. A few of my favorite facts from this biography would be the fact that she was the ...more
This is a fascinating biography of a very remarkable person. We all know that Helen Keller was some woman in history who was deaf and blind, but this book reveals so much more. Her life spanned some of the most interesting times in modern history, and this book intertwines these events with Helen's life smoothly and clearly. There are many actual photographs, and so many things that I never knew. Helen actually was in silent movies, and in vaudeville. She took up many social causes, and of cours ...more
Aug 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
This biography was just what I was looking for. It was a short, quick read that gave me the perfect amount of information about Helen Keller's life. Granted, some parts were a bit over-simplified, but it was a nice summary. I gained a great appreciation for Annie Sullivan, who gave her whole life to Helen.
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Emma Carlson Berne is the author of the YA thrillers STILL WATERS and NEVER LET YOU GO (coming Fall 2012 from Simon & Schuster). She has also written the thrillers FIGMENT and CHOKER under the pen name Elizabeth Woods. She lives and writes in Cincinnati. Learn more about Emma and contact her directly at her website, Or check out Emma Carlson Berne Books on http://www. ...more
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