With courage, wisdom, beauty + humor, Helen's quotes have the ability to inspire anyone. The quotes in this sourced collection include lines from unpublished letters and speeches. The book also features a foreword from one of Helen's many presidential admirers, Jimmy Carter, + a preface by her great-grandniece Keller Johnson-Thompson.
The author's portrait from the first 1903 edition of Helen's famous essay "Optimism" pictures her in full grad regalia. Helen had entered Radcliffe College in 1900 + soon after became the first deaf + blind person to earn a B.A. Always an advocate for education, she spent much of her adult life lobbying for schools to teach deaf + blind children around the world.