The Story of My Life
The Story of My Life tells the incredible true story of Helen Keller! An American classic rediscovered by each generation, this is Helen Keller’s account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. The Miracle Worker, the stage play and movie regaling Keller’s story, popularized her story to many. Helen has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world.
Published when Keller was only twenty-two, this book describes the young Helen as a wild child. Locked in the dark and silent prison of her own body, Helen bravely dares to break out. With an extraordinary immediacy, Keller reveals her frustrations and rage. She takes the reader on the journey of her education and breakthroughs into the world of communication.
From the moment Keller recognizes the word “water” when her teacher finger-spells the letters, we share her triumph as “that living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!”
An unparalleled chronicle of courage, her story remains startlingly fresh and vital more than a century after its first publication, a timeless testament to an indomitable will.