A Summary of: Helen Keller

A Summary of: Helen Keller
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  • Starts working for the American Foundation for the Blind in 1924.
  • Author of The Story of My Life (published in 1903) and other titles.
  • Receives honorary degree from Templeton University in 1931.
  • Becomes a member of the Socialist Party in 1909.
  • A Summary of: Helen Keller Written By: Nigel Hunter Illustrated By: Richard Hood
  • Perkins Institution 
  • "Helen's inability to communicate sometimes made her hit out in anger" (Hunter, 1986, p. 7).
  • HOPE
  • The book Helen Keller by Nigel Hunter recounts the many achievements of Helen Keller.  
  • Helen Keller was born Jun 27, 1880. It wasn't until February 1882, when Helen was just a little over a year old, that she became sick with an unidentified illness. The illness, which caused severe pain and high fevers, resulted in a loss in both the sense of hearing and sight.
  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller
  • Helen Keller June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968
  • She became angry and destructive. However, there was still hope for Helen. Her father contacted the Perkins Institution for the Blind. This is how Anne Sullivan, an alumni of Perkins Institution, became an important part of Helen's life.
  • Under Anne Sullivan's wings, Helen began to blossom. She learned to communicate using sign language. Thus the road to her many accomplishments began.
  • When her health began to decline in 1961, Helen retired from her life of publicity. Despite adversities that she faced, Helen found light in the darkness, and her story will continue to be an inspiration to others.  Reference: Hunter, N., Hook, R. (Illustrator). (1986). Helen Keller. New York: The Bookwright Press
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