Special Collections

Deaf and Deaf-Blind Special Collection

Description: A strong collection featuring biographies, fiction and non-fiction by and about members of the deaf and deaf-blind community.


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Not Fade Away

by Rebecca Alexander and Sascha Alper

Even a darkening world can be brilliantly lit from within.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Lazarus Rising: A Personal and Political Autobiography

by John Howard

John Howard spent decades under media scrutiny, and while his credentials as a political leader, devoted family man and sports tragic are beyond dispute, in this autobiography he reveals much more about himself.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Deliverance from Jericho: Six Years in a Blind School

by Bruce Atchison

Imagine being a disabled child, hastily sent to a boarding school hundreds of miles from home, and being kept there for months at a time. This was the fate of most physically and mentally impaired students half a century ago.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller

by Georgina Kleege

The author writes letters to the late Helen Keller to explore different aspects of her life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

I Danced: A Cochlear Implant Odyssey

by Dora Tingelstad Weber

When a deaf person receives a cochlear implant and can suddenly hear, what is it like?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

A Man without Words

by Susan Schaller

A Man without Words vividly conveys the challenge, the frustrations, and the exhilaration of opening the mind of a congenitally deaf person to the concept of language.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Optimism, and Strike Against War

by Helen Keller

An essay on optimism by the famous author, activist, and lecturer, as well as a speech called Strike Against War that she gave at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 5, 1916 in opposition to World War I.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Longshot

by Lance Allred

Lance Allred was probably the last person you'd expect to make it in professional sports. Not only did he grow up on a polygamist commune in Montana, he struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family

by Lou Ann Walker

From the time she was a toddler, Lou Ann Walker was the ears and voice for her deaf parents. Their family life was warm and loving, but outside the home, they faced a world that misunderstood and often rejected them.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

No Excuses

by Marcus Brotherton and Derrick Coleman Jr.

The first deaf athlete to play offense in the NFL (and win a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks!) relates his inspirational story of hard work and determination in his own words. Great for readers of all ages.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson

NO ONE COULD REACH HER Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Helen Keller (Rebel Lives)

by Helen Keller and John Davis

A different portrayal of Keller, who is usually remembered for her work aiding blind and deaf-blind people.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

I'll Scream Later

by Marlee Matlin

From Children of a Lesser God to Dancing with the Stars, Academy Award®-and Golden Globe-winning actress MARLEE MATLIN shares her incredible life story in a moving and often surprising memoir, I'LL SCREAM LATER.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

My Religion

by Helen Keller

Here is one in whom the Lord worked a miracle, and Helen Keller declares to us "One thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see."

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

by Josh Swiller

Swiller spent his early years in frustrated limbo on the sidelines of the hearing world. So he decided to abandon the well-trodden path after college, setting out to find a place so far removed that his deafness would become irrelevant.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Invisible: My Journey through Vision and Hearing Loss (2nd Edition)

by Ruth Silver

Ruth Silver's young life was challenged with vision and hearing loss. Inspired by her own experiences and challenges, she founded the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons in Milwaukee, a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping others living with the double disability of deaf-blindness. Ruth's story demonstrates how a resilient spirit can propel a profoundly disabled person forward toward a happy, productive life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Cosmic Healing

by Barbara Brodsky

With the onset of sudden profound deafness at the age of 29, Barbara Brodsky set out on a quest to understand the nature of illness and healing, examining the interrelationship of mind and body and our capacity to transcend limitation.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Walking Free: The Nellie Zimmerman Story

by Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls and Darryl C. Greene

Biography of a deaf-blind woman who spent years completely isolated in a mental hospital before gaining her independence.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Gallaudet: Friend of the Deaf

by Etta Degering

On a May day in 1814, while watching his younger brothers and sisters at play, Thomas noticed a small girl taking no part. She was Alice Cogswell, and deafness shut her out of the circle. The lack of language created a barrier between her and her friends. Thomas invented a game that helped Alice for the first time in her life to understand that things have names. Thomas knew what he could do. He knew he had to bring education for the deaf to America!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

The Song of the Stone Wall

by Helen Keller

An unrhymed poem about a rough enduring stone wall symbolic of New England history and the strength that Helen Keller gained from its existence.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

I Can Hear You Whisper

by Lydia Denworth

An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture. A mother notices her toddler is not learning to talk the way his brothers did... Is something wrong?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Silent Night

by Sue Thomas

Moving, emotional autobiography. Despite her unrelenting work from age three to master lip-reading, speech, piano, roller-skating, tap dancing and academic skills so she could live in the hearing world, and even after working for the FBI, the deaf author feels isolated until she makes peace with her reality.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Kicking Up Dirt

by Ashley Fiolek and Caroline Ryder

At nineteen, Ashley Fiolek is already the top female competitor in a tough men's sport: motocross, a form of off-road motorcycle racing that is one of the most competitive and dangerous extreme sports in the world.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Finding Zoe

by Marlee Matlin and Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris

At just a few months old, Zoe was gradually losing her hearing. Her adoptive parents loved her-yet agonized-feeling they couldn't handle raising a Deaf child.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

The Imprisoned Guest: Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, the Original Deaf-Blind Girl

by Elisabeth Gitter

What inspired Helen Keller's mother to have such high hopes for her daughter? The answer is Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl. Here is her story.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography


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