The Story of My Life is the commonly-known title of Helen Keller's remarkable life. It falls into the autobiography genre.
Keller wrote the story herself, almost miraculously as she was left both without any sight or hearing due to an illness in her early childhood. In her book, she narrates the first twenty-two years of her life, focusing on the life-transforming relationship she develops with Annie Sullivan, her teacher. One of the most memorable parts of this book is when Sullivan is able to connect the meaning language through modified sign language which Helen Keller can feel in an experience at a water pump.
A phenomenal teacher paired with a woman determined to overcome her circumstances provide the backbone for Helen Keller's story. Once Sullivan gifted Helen Keller with the ability to communicate, a fire of determination was lit. Helen Keller's autobiography showcases a powerful story recognizing the extraordinary abilities of the human spirit.