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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!
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.
By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Myron Uhlberg's memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents--and his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it.
A different portrayal of Keller, who is usually remembered for her work aiding blind and deaf-blind people.
A biography of Helen Keller, covering her early years, her relationships with various mentors, friends, and others, and her later life.
When a deaf person receives a cochlear implant and can suddenly hear, what is it like?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heather Whitestone. Her name has become synonymous with incredible determination and unprecedented achievement.
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.
In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf.
King tells the story of his wife and childhood sweetheart and her battle with cancer and life as a person who is deaf-blind
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."
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.
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.
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.
This biography is of Kerena Marchant and her hearing dog Skipper a jack russel. It also talks about her adjustment to deafness.
The author describes his interest in working with deaf individuals and medical science to develop the Bionic ear.
"The best goddamned actor I've ever seen!"--George M. CohanHis full name was Spencer Bonaventure Tracy. He was called "The Gray Fox" by Frank Sinatra; other actors called him the "The Pope.
A memoir by a deaf, French actress who starred in the French production of Children of a Lesser God.
In the mid-nineteenth century, Laura Bridgman, a young child from New Hampshire, became one of the most famous women in the world.
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.
NO ONE COULD REACH HER. Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness.
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