"The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any classic books or any very old fiction books or series.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
rcratty
Posts: 54
Joined: 10 Jan 2015, 11:00
Bookshelf Size: 42
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-rcratty.html

"The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller

Post by rcratty » 10 Jan 2015, 11:54

Has anyone read "The Story of My Life" -it is a wonderful lesson on never giving up in the face of adversity.
Before Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968, she became a public speaker and author. "The Story of My Life" was published in 1902. Helen was a fundraiser for the American Foundation for the Blind as well as an advocate for racial and sexual equality. At age 87, she had become an inspiration to the world and helped to alter perceptions about the disabled.
There are many wonderful biographies on Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller.

User avatar
KatSims92
Posts: 204
Joined: 21 Jun 2018, 13:01
Currently Reading: The Beauty Myth
Bookshelf Size: 451
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-katsims92.html
Latest Review: From Drift to SHIFT by Jody B. Miller

Post by KatSims92 » 23 Jun 2018, 14:20

I may have read that one. I know there was one where it went up to her young adulthood and I wanted more from it because she lived such an inspirational life.

User avatar
TaaraLynn
Posts: 221
Joined: 01 Nov 2017, 08:05
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 16
Currently Reading: To Selena, With Love
Bookshelf Size: 113
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-taaralynn.html
Latest Review: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles

Post by TaaraLynn » 19 Jul 2018, 09:55

I didn't know this! I would like to read this atsome point. I also did not know about her advocacy, either. Learn something new everyday and always.
"Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren't so different. We saw the same sunset." - Ponyboy Curtis, The Outsiders

User avatar
Facennagoss
Posts: 108
Joined: 19 Jul 2018, 06:43
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-facennagoss.html
Latest Review: Will of The Hill by Marshall Cobb

Post by Facennagoss » 26 Aug 2018, 15:10

I would love to read this. I first learnt about Helen Keller at a dance festival of all places and now I do some work with blind children. This story sounds fascinating.

User avatar
tdavid11
Posts: 3
Joined: 10 Jun 2018, 14:25
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by tdavid11 » 28 Aug 2018, 16:07

Helen Keller was really an inspirational woman who really forbid gender inequality and also makes it glaring disability(s) isn't a death threat to success. She's among those who help put the world straight since her time till now making success a goal for the disabled and also making disabilities look like a mere barrier.

User avatar
Janet Marshall
Posts: 1
Joined: 29 Jan 2018, 09:47
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Janet Marshall » 02 Sep 2018, 07:32

No, I haven't read the book but I have seen a movie on her life and it was very interesting.

Betykm
Posts: 14
Joined: 07 Sep 2018, 14:40
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 25

Post by Betykm » 13 Sep 2018, 21:40

Wow...i didnt know about this.I would love to read it

Chandler_Greg
Posts: 87
Joined: 15 Apr 2018, 15:39
Currently Reading: Beneath the Kauri Tree
Bookshelf Size: 45
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-chandler-greg.html
Latest Review: Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater
Reading Device: B00I15SB16

Post by Chandler_Greg » 22 Sep 2018, 21:25

Just read that Texas has decided to drop Helen Keller from their school curriculum. It's suppose to save them about 40 minutes of instructional time, which will probably be used for more standardized test prep. Thoughts?

User avatar
zulqarnainhaider
Posts: 1
Joined: 23 Sep 2018, 03:39
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by zulqarnainhaider » 23 Sep 2018, 03:50

No but I have read her other books and I also want to read this book too.📚🎓

User avatar
Obrient
Posts: 1
Joined: 02 May 2018, 15:23
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 5

Post by Obrient » 23 Sep 2018, 11:08

I want to read this book

User avatar
haniya aamir
Posts: 2
Joined: 25 Sep 2018, 09:01
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by haniya aamir » 25 Sep 2018, 09:49

Helen Keller is an inspiration to me. Have read Her other books. And definitely shall not miss this one too.

User avatar
HollandBlue
Posts: 1538
Joined: 04 Aug 2018, 16:37
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 230
Favorite Book: The Reel Sisters
Currently Reading: Apollo's Raven
Bookshelf Size: 108
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-hollandblue.html
Latest Review: It's Hard to Be a Vampire by Viktoria Faust

Post by HollandBlue » 25 Sep 2018, 10:30

Chandler_Greg wrote:
22 Sep 2018, 21:25
Just read that Texas has decided to drop Helen Keller from their school curriculum. It's suppose to save them about 40 minutes of instructional time, which will probably be used for more standardized test prep. Thoughts?
I heard that too, and think that is a bad decision. I have her book in my shelves 4/4 rating.
:techie-studyinggray: when I get a little money I buy books; and if I have any left l buy food and clothes
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamas
(1466-1536)

User avatar
Seth018
Posts: 42
Joined: 24 Sep 2018, 09:52
Currently Reading: Tai Solarin
Bookshelf Size: 34
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by Seth018 » 28 Sep 2018, 10:23

No, I haven't but I'll love to read it. Helen Keller was such a great woman.

stalliongirlke
Posts: 120
Joined: 17 May 2017, 03:14
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 45
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 22
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-stalliongirlke.html
Latest Review: Learn to Play Guitar by Gareth Evans

Post by stalliongirlke » 02 Oct 2018, 09:33

Stories or memoirs of such people always serve as good inspirations for people going through the same kind of experience. It serves as a reassurance that they are not the only ones going through the same

Magnify3
Posts: 304
Joined: 23 May 2019, 14:46
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 9
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-magnify3.html
Latest Review: Finding A Job in Tough Times by Dr. Tim Johnson

Post by Magnify3 » 26 Jul 2019, 05:05

I know that I own a copy of this book except I do not remember where I put it. I really liked the way Hellen's teacher helped her learn how to read and write.

Post Reply

Return to “Classic Books”