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Helen Keller: A Life
Helen Keller
A Life
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A full-scale biography draws on the massive archives of Helen Keller's estate and the unpublished memoirs of Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, to trace Keller's transformation from a furious girl to a world-renowned figure. 17,500 first printing.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 Little Locksmith: A Memoir
The Little Locksmith
A Memoir
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1558612394
The Little Locksmith, Katharine Butler Hathaway's luminous memoir of disability, faith, and transformation, is a critically acclaimed but largely forgotten literary classic brought back into print for the first time in thirty years. The Little Locksmith begins in 1895 when a specialist straps five-year-old Katharine, then suffering from spinal tuberculosis, to a board with halters and pulleys in a failed attempt to prevent her being a "hunchback." Her mother says that she should be thankful that her parents are able to have her cared for by a famous surgeon; otherwise, she would grow up to be like the "little locksmith," who does jobs at their home; he has a "strange, awful peak in his back." Forced to endure "a horizontal life of night and day," Katharine remains immobile until age fifteen, only to find that she, too, has a hunched back and is "no larger than a ten-year-old child." The Little Locksmith charts Katharine's struggle to transcend physical limitations and embrace her life, her body and herself in the face of debilitating bouts of frustration and shame. Her spirit and courage prevail, and she succeeds in expanding her world far beyond the boundaries prescribed by her family and society: she attends Radcliffe College, forms deep friendships, begins to write, and in 1921, purchases a house of her own in Castine, Maine. There she creates her home, room by room, fashioning it as a space for guests, lovers, and artists. The Little Locksmith stands as a testimony to Katharine's aspirations and desires-for independence, for love, and for the pursuit of her art. "We tend to forget nowadays that there is more than one variety of hero (and heroine). Katharine Butler Hathaway, who died last Christmas Eve, was the kind of heroine whose deeds are rarely chronicled. They were not spectacular and no medal would have been appropriate for her. All she did was to take a life which fate had cast in the mold of a frightful tragedy and redesign it into a quiet, modest work of art. The life was her own. "When Katharine Butler was five, she fell victim to spinal tuberculosis. For ten years she was strapped to a board (that means one hundred and twenty months, an infinity of days and hours and minutes)
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
Care Work
Dreaming Disability Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 1551527383
Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha is a poet and essayist whose most recent book, the memoir Dirty River, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle
Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Help Guide to Its Management
Multiple Sclerosis
A Self-Help Guide to Its Management
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812427
Explains the importance of nutrition in the treatment of the disease and suggests methods of therapy through diet and exercise
A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family
A Loss for Words
The Story of Deafness in a Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0060914254
The author recounts her life as a young girl raised by deaf parents, in a memoir that reflects on how parents grow and how children learn
Saving Delaney: From Surrogacy to Family
Saving Delaney
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.
Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Dear Marcus
A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812993071
An inspiring memoir written in the form of a letter to an unknown man who shot the author in the back at the age of 13 and rendered him a paraplegic describes how he embraced forgiveness, earned a master's degree and became an advocate for the disabled.
The Story of My Life
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.
Communication Variables of Cerebral Palsied and Mentally Retarded Children,
Communication Variables of Cerebral Palsied and Mentally Retarded Children,
Hardcover      ISBN: 0398023220
Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Dear Marcus
A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Paperback      ISBN: 0812983165
An inspiring memoir written in the form of a letter to an unknown man who shot the author in the back at the age of 13 and rendered him a paraplegic describes how he embraced forgiveness, earned a master's degree and became an advocate for the disabled.