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The world I live in and the practice of optimism

In The World I Live In – The Practice of Optimism, Iby Helen Keller explains in an amazing and inspiring set of biographical accounts, along with essays and poems what it is like for her in her world. Helen Keller, being both deaf and blind, seeing the world through her sense of touch, displays an …

 
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Sindiwe and the Fireflies – This is the story of Sindiwe Magona. Born in the village of Gungululu in rural Eastern Cape. Born on August 23 1943, But life was not easy on Sindiwe, she left school in order to work as a cleaner, but no matter difficult her situation was Sindiwe never gave up …

 
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the story of my life Helen Keller

Helen Keller’s Autobiography, written at age 22, and details her growing up, before and after meeting Anne Sullivan, and her years in formal education, both special needs education and afterwards when she was accepted into main stream education, with the help of Ms Sullivan’s translation. The book includes letters written by Helen from the age …

 
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Singing the Truth –  The Story Of Mirian Makeba born in the Apartheid days in South Africa in the townships of Johannesburg. Her singing talent took her to fame around the world, but as a black South African she was outspoken against the apartheid and was thrown out of her own country. Only when freedom …

 
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In What is Love – a children’s biography of Helen Keller, an excerpt from Helen Keller’s book, The Story of My Life is included, whereupon she explains beautifully the first time she learns what love is and what her life was like before her teacher arrived, thereafter the book details the biography of Helen Keller …

 
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A Dancer’s Tale: The Story of Phyllis Spira – An inspiring tale about the life of Phyllis Spira, renowned South African dancer, who dedicated her later life to free dance programs for underprivileged children. Another great Creative Commons book from Bookdash. By: Samantha Cutler, Thea Nicole de Klerk   Text and Images from A Dancer’s Tale: The …

 
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Ayra in the cockpit - early grade non-fiction

Arya in the cockpit – a fact based children’s story tells of a little girl’s dream to be a pilot. Along the way we meet many figures from women’s history in aviation and find out about their achievements. An inspiring Level two story brought to us by Pratham children’s books and Storyweaver. Author: Nandita Jayaraj …

 
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A Tiny Seed – Wangari Maathai understood that a lot can be achieved for the world by planting a tiny seed and letting it grow. Through her belief and her dreams for her country and people, she became the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize. This inspiring true story for children is brought …

 
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