Christine Lakin delivers this audiobook about the politics of Helen Keller, an early-twentieth-century deafblind disability rights activist. The story of how she learned to communicate at the age of 7, dramatized in the 1959 play THE MIRACLE WORKER, captured the hearts of Americans, and she became an iconic figure. But many people didn't know she was a member of the Socialist Party. In particular, she campaigned against lynchings and child labor and for women's suffrage. Lakin echoes the author's doubt about claims that Keller eventually moderated her leftist views, claims intended to appease her public. When not detailing Keller's political activities, Lakin gives a bittersweet quality to a brief romance and warmly recounts her vaudeville tour with her childhood teacher, Annie Sullivan. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2023]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781668620915 $27.99
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