Special Collections

Deaf-Blind Special Collection

Description: A collection featuring biographies, fiction and non-fiction by and about members of the deaf-blind community. For books by and about members of the deaf community, visit: https://www.bookshare.org/browse/collection/249852


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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

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

The Education Of Laura Bridgman: First Deaf And Blind Person To Learn Language

by Ernest Freeberg

In the mid-nineteenth century, Laura Bridgman, a young child from New Hampshire, became one of the most famous women in the world.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Breaking the Silence

by Jo Milne

Imagine for a moment that you have never heard the voices of those you love, the music on the radio, the sound of birdsong at dawn nor the persistent passing traffic on the road you walk down.

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

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

My Maggie

by Richard King

King tells the story of his wife and childhood sweetheart and her battle with cancer and life as a person who is deaf-blind

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Through the Rain and Rainbow

by Lyle M. Crist

Richard Kenny lost his sight at age seven. He spent his childhood adjusting to and overcoming blindness. He entered college but had to drop out in his second year when his hearing failed.

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

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

God Knows His Name: The True Story of John Doe No. 24

by Dave Bakke

Police found John Doe No. 24 in the early morning hours of October 11, 1945, in Jacksonville, Illinois. Unable to hear and unable to speak, he was declared feeble-minded and institutionalized.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Beyond the Miracle Worker

by Kim E. Nielsen

After many years, historian and Helen Keller expert Kim Nielsen realized that she, along with other historians and biographers, had failed Anne Sullivan Macy.

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

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

The Story of My Life

by Helen Keller

An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's account of her triumph over deafness and blindness.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

And The Journey Begins

by Cyril Axelrod

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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

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

Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man, An Unforgettable Journey

by Diane Chambers

Bert Riedel, an 86-year-old deaf-blind pianist, cut off from the world since age 45, discovers a new life through hand-over-hand sign, taught to him by the author.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

On Different Roads : An Autobiography

by Geraldine Lawhorn

A true story of an incredible woman who was not about to be held back by the challenges of becoming blind and deaf before she completed high school. Not only does Geraldine Lawhorn live a full life, but she also continues to help others.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Helen Keller: A Life

by Dorothy Herrmann

A biography of Helen Keller, covering her early years, her relationships with various mentors, friends, and others, and her later life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biography / Autobiography

Signs of Resistance

by Paul K. Longmore and Lauri Umansky and Susan Burch

A history of resistance to oralism in deaf schools in the 20th century.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Culture

Vintage Sacks

by Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks' empathetic understanding and compelling storytelling ability have turned his accounts of his patients and his own life into literature, as evidenced in "Uncle Tungsten," "Stinks and Bangs," and "Cannery Row" from Uncle Tungsten; the Foreword and "Rose R." from Awakenings; "A Deaf World" from Seeing Voices; and excerpts from "Island Hopping" and "Pingelap" from The Island of the Colorblind.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Culture

Crying Hands: Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany

by Horst Biesold and Williams Sayers

Exposes the active collusion with the Nazis of various physicians, administrators, and teachers of the deaf who embraced the Third Reich's eugenics policies.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Culture


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