Panther Reads

“The Story of My Life”


Caroline Hubbard

Media specialist Rick Wright is currently reading Hellen Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life.” The book details the events of her early life and her accomplishments.

Caroline Hubbard, News Editor

Media specialist Rick Wright is reading Hellen Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life.”  

“Even though I’m only 55 pages in, I already love the book,” Wright said. 

Originally published in 1903, “The Story of My Life” follows Hellen Keller detailing her early life, especially talking about her experiences with Anne Sullivan. The book has also been adapted into a 1957 Playhouse 90 production and a 1959 Broadway play. 

“She’s very inspiring, and it’s amazing to hear about her,” Wright said.

Hellen Keller lost her sight and hearing when she was 19 months old to what is now believed to be scarlet fever. She was an author and an activist for disability rights and politics. She earned an honorary university degree, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. 

“This is a book we’re currently reading in book club that I think multiple of the students will enjoy,” Wright said  .

Wright is also currently hosting a March madness but for books. Click here for more details.