After a severe illness, Helen Keller is left blind and deaf. Her parents are devastated and eventually hire Anne Sullivan, a teacher from a school for the blind, to help her live in the world among other sighted and hearing children. But Anne Sullivan must tame the wild and rebellious Helen before she can begin the long process of helping her to understand her surroundings. At last and seemingly against all odds, Anne's tenacity pays off, Helen has a profound breakthrough, which leads Helen to write later in life about that moment when "my heart began to sing!" Readers exposed to the remarkable life of Helen Keller for the very first time will find this version of her inspiring story easy to read.