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The Miracle Worker

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Communication and the Senses and other themes related to The Miracle Worker:

Gibson, William. Monday after the Miracle. 1982. A sequel to The Miracle Worker but much less popular, this play portrays Helen as a college student with Annie as her translator and companion.

Garfield, James B. Follow My Leader. New York: Viking, 1957. An 11-year-old boy, who is suddenly blinded by a firecracker, adjusts to his situation with the help of a guide dog named Leader. (easy)

Greenberg, Joanne. Of Such Small Differences. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988. A young poet who is both blind and deaf seeks to live a normal life with the help of his girlfriend. (challenge)

Rosen, Lillian. Just Like Everybody Else. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. A 15-year-old girl struggles to cope after a freak accident leaves her deaf. (average)

Keller, Helen. The Story of My Life. 1902. New York: Doubleday, 1954. An autobiography composed during Keller's sophomore year at college, which includes letters written by Annie Sullivan. (challenge)

Krementz, Jill. How It Feels to Live with a Physical Disability. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Twelve disabled children, ages six to sixteen, describe in their own words the physical and emotional challenges they face every day. (easy)

Peare, Catherine Owens. The Helen Keller Story. New York: HarperCollins, 1959. A condensed biography of Helen Keller that presents the highlights of her life up until the time the book was published. (easy)