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45 Authors who Suffered from a Hearing Impairment

  Doug Alker Ben Bahan Claire Blatchford Bernard Bragg Patricia Carlon Willy Conley Pierre Desloges Izrael Zachariah Deutsch Julia Lester Dillon Arthur Dimmock Michael Eury Donald Harington (writer) Lars Havstad Tom L. Humphries Emilio Insolera Jan (comics) Ilya Kaminsky Henry Lawson Ella Mae Lentz Amy Levy Schuyler Long Ace Mahbaz Harriet Martineau Marlee Matlin Charles … Continue reading 45 Authors who Suffered from a Hearing Impairment

45 Authors that were Blind

Here, you will find an incomplete list of authors who were blind. While they had a visual impairment, they didn't let that hinder their success and many, are in the American Canon. James Joyce Helen Keller Wyndham Lewis Galileo James Thurber Sue Arnold Eduard Asadov Jorge Luis Borges Pedro Bucaneg António Feliciano de Castilho Francisco … Continue reading 45 Authors that were Blind

Top 101 Women Authors

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre, Emma Mary Shelley Frankenstein, Falkner Virginia Woolf Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, A Room of One's Own Agatha Christie A Witness for the Prosecution, And Then There Were None K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Casual Vacancy Louisa May … Continue reading Top 101 Women Authors

21ST CENTURY LITERATURE BY WOMEN: A READING LIST

Megan Abbott – The End of Everything (2011) Diana Abu-Jaber – Crescent (2003), Origin (2007) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half a Yellow Sun (2006) Isabel Allende – Portrait in Sepia (2000), Ines of My Soul (2006) Julia Alvarez – Before We Were Free (2002), Saving the World (2006) Margaret Atwood – The … Continue reading 21ST CENTURY LITERATURE BY WOMEN: A READING LIST

Thurgood Marshall

"Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate … Continue reading Thurgood Marshall

Rosa Parks

'Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement , whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, … Continue reading Rosa Parks

W. E. B. Du Bois

"William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the … Continue reading W. E. B. Du Bois

Frederick Douglass

'Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, … Continue reading Frederick Douglass

Malcolm X

"Malcolm X  May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and later also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors … Continue reading Malcolm X

Terry McMillan

"Terry McMillan (born October 18, 1951) is an American author. Her work is characterized by relatable female protagonists. McMillan's first book, Mama, was published in 1987. Unsatisfied with her publisher's limited promotion of Mama, McMillian promoted her own debut novel by writing thousands of booksellers, particularly African-American bookstores, and the book soon sold out of its … Continue reading Terry McMillan