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Biography / Autobiography

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."

No Excuses

by Brotherton, Marcus and Coleman Jr., Derrick

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.

Not Fade Away

by Alexander, Rebecca and Alper, Sascha

Even a darkening world can be brilliantly lit from within.

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.

Song Without Words

by Shea, Gerald

Much has been written about the profoundly deaf, but the lives of the nearly 30 million partially deaf people in the United States today remain hidden.

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.

The Song of the Stone Wall

by Keller, Helen

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

The Story of My Life

by Keller, Helen

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

The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

by Swiller, Josh

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.

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