A Picture Book of Hellen Keller Author:David A. Adler Helen Keller was born in Alabama in 1880. When she was just a baby, she came down with an illness that left her blind and deaf. — But Helen Keller was brave and smart, and she overcame her handicaps. She learned to read. She was an honor student at school. She wrote many books. And throughout her life, she brought hope to millions of handicap... more »ped people.