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Biography / Autobiography

Gallaudet: Friend of the Deaf

by Degering, Etta

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!

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

by Bakke, Dave

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.

Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love

by Uhlberg, Myron

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.

Helen Keller (Rebel Lives)

by Keller, Helen and Davis, John

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

Helen Keller: A Life

by Herrmann, Dorothy

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

I Danced: A Cochlear Implant Odyssey

by Weber, Dora Tingelstad

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

I'll Scream Later

by Matlin, Marlee

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.

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

by Silver, Ruth

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.

Kicking Up Dirt

by Fiolek, Ashley and Ryder, Caroline

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.

Lazarus Rising: A Personal and Political Autobiography

by Howard, John

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.

Listening with My Heart

by Hunt, Angela Elwell and Whitestone, Heather

Heather Whitestone. Her name has become synonymous with incredible determination and unprecedented achievement.


by Allred, Lance

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.

Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir

by Galloway, Terry

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.

My Maggie

by King, Richard

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

My Religion

by Keller, Helen

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."

On Different Roads : An Autobiography

by Lawhorn, Geraldine

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.

Optimism, and Strike Against War

by Keller, Helen

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.

Silent Night

by Thomas, Sue

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.

Sounds Like Skipper: The Story of Kerena Marchant and Her Hearing Dog Skipper

by Marchant, Kerena

This biography is of Kerena Marchant and her hearing dog Skipper a jack russel. It also talks about her adjustment to deafness.

Sounds from Silence: Graeme Clark and the Bionic Ear Story

by Clark, Graeme

The author describes his interest in working with deaf individuals and medical science to develop the Bionic ear.

Spencer Tracy

by Curtis, James

"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.

The Cry of the Gull

by Laborit, Emmanuelle and Mitchell, Constantina and Cote, Paul Raymond

A memoir by a deaf, French actress who starred in the French production of Children of a Lesser God.

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

by Freeberg, Ernest

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

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

by Gitter, Elisabeth

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.

The Miracle Worker

by Gibson, William

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

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