After becoming deaf and blind when she was 19 months old, Helen Keller endured a childhood of frustration and confusion before being introduced to Anne Sullivan, who helped Helen develop language and communication skills. From there, Helen became a prolific author, public speaker, and social and political activist who traveled the world as a champion for many causes. Most importantly, she changed the way the world thought of people with disabilities, showing them that they could learn and thrive — if they were given the support they needed.
This graphic biography from the Show Me History! series introduces Keller's inspiring story of perseverance and advocacy. With full-color illustrations and historically accurate text, Keller is portrayed as a nuanced, complex person, affected by her disability but not defined by it. It's a powerful story of determination and courage.