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The World I Live in

Helen Keller

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ISBN 10: 1438513046 / ISBN 13: 9781438513041
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Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2643591442

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Title: The World I Live in

Publisher: Book Jungle

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VERY GOOD

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The World I Live In is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Helen Keller is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Helen Keller then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

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Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism, and other similar causes. Helen Keller was born with the ability to see and hear. At 19 months old, she contracted an illness described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness left her both deaf and blind. In spite of this “death blow” from life Keller learned to speak, and spent much of her life giving speeches and lectures. She learned to "hear" people's speech by reading their lips with her hands—her sense of touch had become extremely subtle. She was a paragon of “optimism and Hope” to other people.

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