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 #disability


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A Dog Called Homeless

by Sarah Lean

My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn't always make things happen, however much you want them to. When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking - what's the point if no one is listening? The only other living soul who sees Cally's mum is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mum appears. But without a voice, how will Cally convince anyone that her mum is still with them, and how will she ever persuade her Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her? An outstandingly assured debut novel from a sparkling new talent.

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

Date Added: 03/09/2018


Category: Young Reader

Can You Feel the Thunder? (First Edition)

by Lynn E. Mcelfresh

Thirteen-year-old Mic Parsons struggles with mixed feelings about his deaf and blind sister while at the same time he makes his way through the turmoils of junior high.

Date Added: 03/09/2018


Category: Young Reader

Walk In My Shoes

by ed. Charlotte J. Dewitt

Usher Syndrome is a rare genetic disease that causes deafblindness. This anthology includes 27 authors writing about their experiences.

Date Added: 03/08/2018


Category: Young Reader

The Visitors

by Rebecca Mascull

Imagine if you couldn't seecouldn't hearcouldn't speak...Then one day somebody took your hand and opened up the world to you.Adeliza Golding is a deafblind girl, born in late Victorian England on her father's hop farm. Unable to interact with her loving family, she exists in a world of darkness and confusion; her only communication is with the ghosts she speaks to in her head, who she has christened the Visitors. One day she runs out into the fields and a young hop-picker, Lottie, grabs her hand and starts drawing shapes in it. Finally Liza can communicate.Her friendship with her teacher and with Lottie's beloved brother Caleb leads her from the hop gardens and oyster beds of Kent to the dusty veldt of South Africa and the Boer War, and ultimately to the truth about the Visitors.

Date Added: 03/08/2018


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller

by Anne Schraff

Biography of the young deaf-blind girl who became a famous writer. Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, this series biographies focuses on the leaders, scientists, and icons who shaped our world. Each biography includes a glossary, timeline, and illustrations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller

by Leslie Garrett

Tells the inspirational tale of this spirited crusader. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller

by Carol Ghiglieri

Helen Keller was deaf and blind, but went on to learn and teach and advocate. Correlate with Guided Reading Levels J. For use with Grades K-2.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

A biography detailing Helen Keller's adventurous life as she worked tirelessly to lead the way for handicapped people.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Child of the Silent Night

by Edith Fisher Hunter

The story of Laura Bridgman, the first deaf and blind child to be taught to communicate with the outside world, some fifty years before Helen Keller. It covers her life before she learned to communicate with the Manual Alphabet and briefly tells about her life afterward.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

The Cloak of Dreams

by Jack Zipes and Béla Balázs and Mariette Lydis

A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams.

Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Béla Balázs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales,The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Béla Balázs's unique and haunting stories. Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations.

Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Béla Balázs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies. Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate,The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller's Teacher

by Margaret Davidson

For twenty- year- old Annie Sullivan, life had been one hardship after another. All alone and half blind, she grew up in a poorhouse with only her pride and determination to sustain her. Even though the odds were against her, she would never allow her handicaps to defeat her. That is until she meets Helen Keller. The world is a dark and silent prison for little Helen. She cannot see or hear or speak. To Annie falls the incredible task of teaching Helen how to read, to write - to live a full life. Is Annie up to this incredible challenge? Can she dare to dream of accomplishing a miracle? This is the true story of Annie's and Helen's courage and determination to succeed.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller

by Johanna Hurwitz

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

The Story of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher

by George Selden

A biography of the woman who taught a deaf-blind girl how to communicate with others.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller, Rebellious Spirit

by Laurie Lawlor

Recounting her mischievous nature, her little known romance, and her trials with her teacher and the public, this biography sheds new light on this extraordinary woman.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Hearing-Ear Dogs (Working Dogs)

by Howard Schroeder and Phyllis Raybin Emert

Did you know a dog can be trained to "alert" deaf people to the sound of alarm clocks, doorbells, and other noises? Learn how these amazing canines are trained. For grades 2 - 4.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

A Picture Book of Helen Keller

by David A. Adler

A brief biography of the woman who overcame her handicaps of being both blind and deaf.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

The Touch of Magic

by Lorena A. Hickok

The story of Helen Keller's great teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller

by Margaret Davidson

The bestselling biography of Helen Keller and how, with the commitment and lifelong friendship of Anne Sullivan, she learned to talk, read, and eventually graduate from college with honors.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

For Pete's Sake

by Linda Verville

Chelsea can't figure out what is wrong with Pete the new pup. He runs into things, can't tell the difference between night and day, can't understand he is getting in trouble. Eventuallly the family discovers that Pete is blind and deaf, and then they realize he is special in spite of his disabilites. For young kids and old too.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

A Girl Named Helen Keller

by Margo Lundell

Read about the life of a blind and deaf girl who brought hope to other people in the world.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Give Me a Sign, Helen Keller!

by Peter Roop and Connie Roop

In this book, you will find out all about Helen Keller, before she made history.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Who Was Helen Keller?

by Gare Thompson

At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Listen for the Bus

by Patricia Mcmahon

The story follows David a boy who is both blind and deaf as he experiences the world around him at home and in kindergarten.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller

by Richard Tames

The life of Helen Keller told in this biography also contains brief historical highlights that help illuminate certain concepts discussed in the book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Reader

Helen Keller

by Katharine E. Wilkie

Focusing on her childhood years, this biography is about Helen Keller who overcame her handicaps with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Young Adult


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