Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read

Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read

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Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read by Marilyn Lerch, Angela Ranson

In this compelling collection of first-person stories, adults who have made outstanding achievements in adult literacy were paired with writers to tell of their transition to reading. These are people who have had the courage to overcome the barrier of words to break into a broader sense of themselves, to feel more empowered in the world. Courageous, too, is the very sharing of these stories, in which private moments are opened wide with the hope that others will take the same steps. Whether confronting undiagnosed dyslexia, a Canadian Tire store manager to ensure Christmas for a child, written tests for the military, certification exams, or jumping from an airplane, these people are heroes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780864926937
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 1,197,840
File size: 859 KB

About the Author

Marilyn Lerch, who lives in Sackville, New Brunswick, has one cycle of poems and two collections of poetry published. She enters her seventh decade still asking the big questions, still wondering what our species is turning into, as excited by mourning doves nesting in the kiwi as she is by Hubble's farthest reach.

Angela Ranson is a high school English teacher and a master of arts student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her short stories have appeared in Canadian Stories magazine and Angels on Earth magazine, and her non-fiction articles have appeared in several newspapers in the province, including the Moncton Times and Transcript. She is also writing scripts and recently wrote and directed a sold-out dinner theatre in Sackville, New Brunswick, entitled Spice of Life.

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