Read with Me CL

Walter Anderson, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $14.95 (179p) ISBN 978-0-395-52393-3
The national problem of illiteracy assumes a human face in this testament to the value of words from the editor of Parade magazine, who is also a member of the National Advisory Board of Literacy Volunteers of America. Acknowledging personal acquaintance with the empowerment of literacy--``Books helped me to imagine myself out of a slum when I was a boy, away from fear and pain''--he presents often touching anecdotes of adults who finally learned to read, of tutors and of such prominent figures as dancer Jacques D'Amboise and Wally ``Famous'' Amos of cookie renown who have joined the crusade for literacy. Anderson notes that the problem is larger than the resources for its resolution and is realistic about the role of literacy as a means, not an end. This collection of inspirational narratives is a call to action. First serial to Ladies Home Journal. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
Genre: Nonfiction
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