Imagine living in an Alabama with 100% literacy. For people who struggle, learning to read is a game-changer.
For those of of us who’ve had our nose in a book (or a phone . . . ahem), since we can remember, it’s hard to picture life without words. But that’s the reality for 15% of Alabamians, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Find out how you can make a difference.
Whether it’s understanding a note from your doctor or the beauty of humanity found in Freytag’s pyramid, reading, along with reading comprehension, are two abilities that allow us to navigate the world successfully.
Sometimes I take these endowments for granted, like when I am assembling furniture from IKEA.