Whether facing undiagnosed dyslexia, the confusion of retail shopping, or the dread of written employment tests, the people in these stories show daily heroism. Their stories of improving their literacy skills s adults are both compelling and courageous.
In this unique volume are stories of people who bravely overcame the word barrier, who have worked on their reading and other literacy skills while raising families and holding down jobs.Each success has helped a ream come within reach,from reading to a child to helping with homework, from passing a test to landing a job with better pay. The stories in this collection are truly inspirational; the decision to share them with others exemplifies a generosity of spirit and hope for others in similar circumstances.
“This book is a tribute to courage. It is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, about people who do not quit. Their stories are incredibly moving and their dedication to overcoming life’s misfortunes is exemplary for all those who have been privileged, fortunate, or have had a much better hand dealt to them.” Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson
About the Project
In 2009, WFNB partnered with Laubach Literacy New Brunswick to promote literacy in this province with the publication of a book chronicling seventeen moving stories of courage.
Seventeen WFNB members volunteered to interview 17 adult students engaged in either literacy programs or academic upgrading classes. The students ranged in age from 19 to 71 and came from all across New Brunswick.
Without the support of these writers who volunteered their time and talent, and financial support from the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and the Province of New Brunswick, this book would have remained a dream. Additional funding was gratefully accepted from the Greater Moncton Literacy Advisory Board, Legs for Literacy, Laubach Literacy New Brunswick and the Moncton Regional Learning Council.
And finally, LLNB and WFNB owe a debt of gratitude to Goose Lane Editions, to its publisher Susanne Alexander, managing editor Akoulina Connell and editor Paula Sarson for bringing the dream to publication.
Page under construction