Helen Keller Written and Illustrated by Emily Piccirillo http://www.ushmm.org/lcmedia/photo/wlc/image/69/69030.jpg
Helen Keller’s parents were; Captain Arthur Keller and Katie Adams. She had 2 siblings, her sister’s name was Mildred and her brother’s name was Phillip. Helen was born in 1880 on June 27 in a cottage in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At 19 months Helen became ill with brain fever or what could have been scarlet fever. After her illness, her mother quickly realized that Helen could not hear or see.
She acted out and her parents could not control her and she would get frustrated. At home she had a teacher named Annie Sullivan. Annie would spell words into Helen’s hand and let Helen touch that object with the other hand. After 1 year with Annie, Helen could read with Braille. Braille is a raised alphabet that the blind used to read by touch. She also learned to write “squarish” letters and read lips. She went to Radcliff College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Helen studied French, German, Latin History, and English. Helen graduated in 1904 from Radcliff College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Helen wrote articles, books, and could identify faces of friends. She spent time with soldiers after World War II. Helen stared in a movie about her called Deliverance. Sadly Annie died in 1936, Helen was by her side. Helen gave a speech about Braille. After Annie died, Polly Thompson became Helen’s Teacher. Polly Thompson died in 1960. In 1954, another movie about Helen, the Unconquered was released. Then on October 19 th , 1959, the third movie about Helen, The Miracle Worker, was released.