Keller, Helen (Adams) (1880–1968)
Writer and lecturer, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. She became blind and deaf at 19 months, and in a breakthrough made famous by subsequent popular dramatizations, was taught to speak, read, and write when she was seven years old by Anne Mansfield Sullivan (later Mrs Macy), known as ‘Teacher’ to Keller and ‘the Miracle Worker’ among the general public. Sullivan remained Keller\'s interpreter and companion until her death in 1936. Keller received communications by lipreading, braille, and finger-spelling using a manual alphabet, and she expressed herself through finger-spelling, typewriting, and speech. She achieved international celebrity as a child, graduated from Radcliffe College (1904), and as an adult she lectured and published widely on both her own experiences and political, social, and educational issues. She promoted Socialism and women\'s suffrage, raised funds for the American Foundation for the Blind, and remains a model of achievement among the severely disabled. Her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1902), was dramatized by William Gibson in The Miracle Worker (1959, Pulitzer, filmed 1962).
PS: 我需要的是，看完關於她的文章後的\"感想\" or 文章的\"摘要\"... ><\" 謝謝!
嗯...雖然感想那部分看不太懂@@'' 不過還是很謝謝你! ^ ^
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Helen Keller-Crusader for the Blind and Deaf
From the age of a year and a half, Helen Keller could not hear. She could not see, and she did not speak. She lived in a dark and lonely world –until Annie Sullivan came to teach her. Annie traced letters and words in Helen’s hand, and made Helen realized she could “talk” to people. Eager to make up for lost time, Helen threw herself into her studies. She decided to teach others about the special training deaf and blind children need. Helen traveled all over the globe and raised money to start up schools for deaf and blind children. Her courage and her determination to help others conquer the odds against them earned her the respect and admiration of the world.
I like the way the book follows Helen's progress and follows her down the road beyond that water pump. She becomes a fund raiser for other deaf-blind children and is a supporter of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, where she is a student. She embarks on fund raisers and sends numerous letters to newspapers banging on the drum for persons both deaf and blind. Tommy Stringer, a young boy from the Philadelphia area becomes Helen's first "charge." Once having raised the money for Tommy's entrance to the Kindergarten for the Blind at Perkins, Helen's quest to do even more for other children in needs snowballs. More deaf and blind children are admitted to Perkins through Helen's soldierly efforts and this takes place when she is not quite 12!