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Happy Thursday everyone. Today is Book Lover’s Day as a reader that makes me very happy, to know reading is being celebrated in any way. Especially since doing some light research and reading these frightening statistics;
“The current literacy rate isn’t any better than it was 10 years ago. According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (completed most recently in 2003, and before that, in 1992), 14 percent of adult Americans demonstrated a “below basic” literacy level in 2003, and 29 percent exhibited a “basic” reading level.”
Yikes, this is one of those moments that makes you shake your head and wonder what the heck is going on? How have we not gotten better as a whole and where is the disconnect? I’ve worked in schools and I know how hard teachers, administration, volunteers, and everyone involved work to engage families and encourage reading. I could go on and on but I will stop here and leave you with some food for thought.
I read about a book a week, the last book I read was “Daughters Of the Dragon.” (P.S it’s Free Right Now for Prime Members) and it was phenomenal. It is about what Korean girls went thru during the Korean girls at the hands of the Japanese. It’s heart breaking but a must read!
What did you read last?
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