BOOK PREGNANT: The Importance of Literacy in My Life, and Yours

As an author who’s just published my first novel, I’m aware that reading has given me a job. But as an adult who uses my literacy each and every day, I’m aware that reading has given me the ability to thrive in a very complicated world. A 2003 federal study found that one in seven adults don’t possess the literacy skills to read beyond the level required of a children’s picture book. I can’t fathom the fact that so many people have never had the pleasure of opening a novel and escaping their everyday lives.

via BOOK PREGNANT: The Importance of Literacy in My Life, and Yours.

Wow, I knew I liked Wiley Cash when I read his book. Now I like him even more.

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2 thoughts on “BOOK PREGNANT: The Importance of Literacy in My Life, and Yours

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