Grades 9 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 7.9
Lexile® Measure: 1090L
Guided Reading: X
- Autobiography and Biography
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Determination and Perseverance
- Living with Illness and Disabilities
- Historic Figures
About This Book
At the age of nineteen months, Helen Keller became deaf and blind after a serious illness. With the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, Helen overcame adversities to learn to read, write, speak, and enjoy the world around her.
Helen Keller's triumph over her blindness and deafness has become one of the most inspiring and well-known stories of our time, as well as the subject of movies and plays such as The Miracle Worker. Here is her famous autobiography, a book that captures her early years and her struggle to communicate and become educated. Includes selected letters.
Originally published in 1902 — when she was a young woman — this is Helen Keller's own story — poignant, dramatic, inspiring and memorable.