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When we successfully learn to read we just take it for granted. Thousands of people have difficulty reading and understanding printed words and they, in their struggles, shy away from reading. They have a built in terror of getting the words wrong, they painfully suffer by being mocked and laughed at, and are drained of self-confidence. This is one author who has experienced the latter and it has been her life long goal to conquer her fears of books and boldly take on reading challenges that make reading not only doable but enjoyable. She is a true advocate for reading and a reading hero to many.
Authored and illustrated by Carey Rigby-Wilcox
Some illustrations for you to enjoy...
About the book...
This book is full of hope and inspiration. A mother, who is challenged by her inability to read fluently and with total understanding of those squiggly lines on the paper, has a mental block when it comes to visiting a home that houses only books... the library. Her brute determination to put her fears to rest is eradicated by her powerful love for her children's well-being and health when it comes to their reading journey in life.
Stoically she presses forward to face and conquer those fears and in so doing does not only give her children that lifelong love of reading but ignites the love of reading and learning inside of herself.
The book emits the power of overcoming her blockage of reading plus instills the value of our libraries, rich with it's resources, for our kids. I highly, highly recommend this book. It should be in homes, in classrooms and of course in school and public libraries across the country.
About the author and illustrator...
Carey Rigby-Wilcox is a committed literacy learner, activist, volunteer, business owner, illustrator, and an award winning author who is deeply dedicated to promoting literacy at the local, provincial, and national levels. Carey struggled with reading and writing throughout her school years. After receiving her high school diploma; with a very low literacy level, Carey came to a crossroads. She knew she needed to improve her literacy level, not only for herself, but also for her unborn child. The only way she would overcome this issue was to receive help from a literacy tutor. Every Sunday for over 25 years, Carey and her tutor have met to practice reading together, and continue to this very day.
Once a shy, insecure person with low literacy, Carey now travels across Canada sharing importance of her own personal power, and along with her successes to help foster a love for lifelong learning in others. Her self-published autobiographical children’s book “My Mummy Couldn't Read” was short-listed for the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards Book of the Year. “My Dad Couldn’t Read” received a Bronze Medal from the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Award in the Reading/Literacy category. Her newest book in 2016 “Libraries and Books and Words…Oh My!” Shows how she has conquered her fears and discovered that there is no place like the library!
Carey Rigby-Wilcox is committed to spreading the importance of literacy, lifelong learning and that dreams really do come true!
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