The story of Helen Keller is amazing and inspirational. But the story of her teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy, and her companion, Polly Thomson, is equally as inspiring. The bond the three shared is testament to the indomitable spirit of Helen Keller and her determination to do what everyone else could do so effortlessly. After Anne’s death in October of 1936 Helen and Polly continued their work with the American Association for the Blind, and Helen’s journal from November 1936 to April 1937 chronicles her journey through grief to ultimate acceptance and resolution to continue the work they started.
Here is a review of Helen Keller’s Journal as it appeared in the New York Times in 1938. The book itself is out of print but according to Amazon is available second hand. You might also have some luck finding it in your local library.