Heal Ge Disabilities
The World I Live in / Helen Keller
Paperback ISBN: 1590170679
Out of print for nearly a century, The World I Live In is Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous work—one that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements. Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind young woman closely describes her sensations and the workings of her imagination, while making the pro-vocative argument that the whole spectrum of the senses lies open to her through the medium of language. Standing in the line of the works of Emerson and Thoreau, The World I Live In is a profoundly suggestive exercise in self-invention, and a true, rediscovered classic of American literature. This new edition of The World I Live In also includes Helen Keller's early essay "Optimism," as well as her first published work, "My Story," written when she was twelve.
Hardcover ISBN: 0679443541
A full-scale biography draws on the massive archives of Helen Keller's estate and the unpublished memoirs of Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, to trace Keller's transformation from a furious girl to a world-renowned figure. 17,500 first printing. Tour.
The Story of My Life
Paperback ISBN: 0451531566
Helen Keller's personal recollections and correspondence reveal her relationship with her beloved teacher, Annie Sullivan, and the problems and obstacles she encountered as she struggled to overcome her disabilities, in this special edition that features a new afterword by Marlee Matlin. Reprint.
People With Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
Paperback ISBN: 0812924126
Discusses the struggle of disabled people to challenge discrimination and explains how the disabled used their political clout to gain passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From Surrogacy to Family
Paperback ISBN: 1627781684
Saving Delaney is the heartwarming true story of a Down Syndrome baby and the unconventional family who fought for her right to life. Andrea Ott-Dahl, who with her partner Keston Ott-Dahl has with two other children, agreed to act as a pregnancy surrogate for a wealthy Silicon Valley family. When pre-natal testing revealed the baby would be born with Down Syndrome, Andrea was urged to abort the child. Instead, the Ott-Dahls chose to adopt and raise the daughter they would call Delaney, navigating legal, medical and emotional challenges. Studying all they could about care for their special needs daughter led them to create the Delaney Ott-Dahl Foundation out of their experience. Despite heart surgery and an array of other challenges, Delaney at age 3 is alive, thriving, and an inspiration to every loving parent on the planet.
Discovering What Matters Most
Paperback ISBN: 0374535825
The chairman of Special Olympics shares inspiring stories about athletes with intellectual disabilities who have become champions in the face of seeming powerlessness and vulnerability, sharing additional insight into the Shriver family and their dedication to advocacy.