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Last Reader Standing: The Story of a Man Who Learned to Read at 54 (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Archie Willard

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The day Archie lost his thirty-one year job as a laborer at a meat packing company, he was forced to confront the secret he had held so closely for most of his life: at the age of fifty-four, he couldn t read. For all his adult life, he'd been able to skirt around the issue. But now, forced to find a new job to support his family, he could no longer hide from the truth. The Last Reader Standing is the story of Archie's amazing and often painful journey of becoming literate at middle age, struggling with the newfound knowledge of his dyslexia. From the little boy who was banished to the back of the classroom because the teachers labeled him stupid, Archie emerged to becoming a national figure who continues to enlighten professionals into the world of the learning disabled. He joined Barbara Bush on stage for her Literacy Foundation's fundraisers where she proudly introduced him as the man who took advantage of a second chance and improved his life. This is a touching and poignant story that gives us an eye-opening view of the lack of literacy in our society, and how important it is for all of us to have opportunity to become all that we can be to have hope and go after our dreams.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 278 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 115
  • Editore: Bettie Young Book Publishers (14 agosto 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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5.0 su 5 stelle A sharing of an amazing life story 12 marzo 2014
Di N. A. Hansen - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
This courage man shares his amazing life story effectively with all who may find it hard to believe adults cannot read.
5.0 su 5 stelle Excellant Book!! 2 febbraio 2014
Di Carol Stroeh - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Very good read! It allows a person tio gain some real empathy for thos people that reading is difficult. Ms Wiemerslage did an excellant job telling this man's story.
5.0 su 5 stelle I have a grandson who struggles reading. This is a great true story, as Archie lived next door to him as a child. However, she 31 dicembre 2013
Di Kay Lande - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
didn't know he could not read. This is a very inspiring true story and how someone can overcome with determination.
5.0 su 5 stelle Great Book 9 novembre 2013
Di Dorothy Johnson - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
A very inspiring book for anyone that has suffered a disability. How awful to live to age 54 and not be able to read or write well.
5.0 su 5 stelle A lot of "hard knocks" and a mountain of perseverence. 3 novembre 2013
Di Mary Braumann - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I enjoyed his recollections of his school days which made it more personable. Going through high school with Archie Willard I did not know the difficulties he was having. He is a tremendous, enjoyable person and I consider him a good friend.

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