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Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born 1880 and died 1968,is an outstanding example of a person who conquered physical disabilities. For almost five years, she grew up, as she later said, “wild and unruly, giggling and chuckling to express pleasure; kicking, scratching, uttering the choked screams of the deaf-mute to indicate the opposite”.

The Kellers wrote to the Perkins School for the Blind in watertown. Shortly before the child was 7, Ann Sullivan arrived from Boston to teach her. Sullivan had been nearly blind during childhood, but surgery in 1881 and 1887 partially restored her sight. At the end of her first year with Ann, Helen was a good reader. Helen, with Ann, began attending Perkins Institution for the Blind in May, 1888. In 1918, Helen went to Hollywood to star in a silent movie about her life, Deliverance.

If you are interested in learning more about Helen Keller I recommend Helen Keller her life in pictures this book has Helen Keller's whole story. Also World Book is a good choice for information on a lot of topics or more boooks.

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Compiled by Helen H. 2021