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Helen Keller
By: Kaitlyn S.
Indiana, Grade 3



Can you imagine being deaf, blind and mute? Even the easiest things would become difficult. Yet Helen Keller, a blind, deaf and mute woman, accomplished great things in her life. Some of the things she accomplished were writing books, getting a college degree and fighting for human rights. Helen Keller was an amazing woman and this is her story.
Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27,1880. When
Helen Keller was very young she became deaf, blind and mute. Helen had a great family. When she was 7, Annie Sullivan came to be Helenís teacher and was by her side for 50 years. With the help of her teacher she learned words on her hand and listened to with her fingers on the speakers mouth. The first word Helen understood was W-A-T-E-R. At the end of 1891 when Helen was 11, she wrote a story called The Frost King. In 1931 Helen was awarded an honorary degree by Temple University. Helen Keller never got married or had any children. She died June 1,1968. Helen Keller accomplished many great things in her life! She was a great American woman who did all the right things. It made me happy to learn about someone I really wanted to know about! Helen Keller taught me about if you are blind, deaf and mute, you could do mostly every thing everybody else can do!
Helen Keller really wanted to help people like deaf, blind children. She
Wanted to be independent and also wanted other deaf and blind children to be independent. Helen worked to raise money by helping a boy who was also deaf and blind. She made many foreign tours to raise money for the blind when she was older. Helen Keller wrote many books about her life and political views.




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