by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life
Chapter II passage: Helen Keller was an extraordinary woman who overcame multiple challenges to become a well-known writer and lecturer. She was born able to see and hear, but as a toddler she became seriously ill. Although she recovered, she lost her hearing and sight. This passage is from her autobiography written in 1903 when she was in her early twenties. After reading the passage, students will answer questions on character traits and the central idea.