Helen Keller Letter, exhibited at Los Angeles Central Library ©Author Adventures

Helen Keller had a brief illness in childhood that left her blind and deaf, but once she unlocked the key to communication, she became one of the most high achieving women in America.

Read about how to visit her home in northern Alabama, where you can touch the original water well pump that changed her life forever, here: http://www.helenkellerbirthplace.org.

Keller graduated from college (later receiving additional honorary degrees), traveled the world and even became a movie actress. She received many honors through her lifetime,  including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her autobiography as an e-book is here: www.gutenberg.org.

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Helen Keller’s birthplace is the fifth stop on our Alabama Author Adventures Trail!

Patricia Smart