What Do I Read Next?
Dorothy Hermann’s acclaimed biography, Helen Keller: A Life (1998), complements The Story of My Life in its thorough and objective portrayals of Keller and Sullivan. Hermann depicts Helen as she was in private as well as in public, and she explores the complicated relationship between the student and her teacher.
Keller’s autobiographical follow-up to The Story of My Life is Midstream, My Later Life (1929, 1968). Here, Keller tells about the twenty-five years after she graduated from Radcliffe College, including the people she met and her extensive work for social reform.
In Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy (1997), Joseph P. Lash reviews the events of Anne Sullivan’s life prior to and after meeting Helen Keller, along with the background of Keller herself. He shows how these two extraordinary lives joined to make great things happen.
Margaret Marshall Saunders was a contemporary of Keller who wrote on behalf of child and animal welfare. Her best-known book, Beautiful Joe: The Autobiography of a Dog (1893), is about a mistreated dog that finds a loving home.