RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY
September 08, 2020
WITH SCHOOL RESUMING during this extraordinary year, let’s remember that learning to read and write takes place under many circumstances and at any age. Literacy is a matter of dignity and human rights according to UNESCO, which established September 8 as INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY more than fifty years ago.
Reverend John Berry Meachum, a freedman whose basement school was declared illegal for teaching free and enslaved Black students in 1847 Missouri, remained undaunted. He and his courageous students created the STEAMBOAT SCHOOL which operated in the middle of the Mississippi River.
Freed from slavery at age fifteen Mary Walker lived a long, hard life. At 114 years old she became THE OLDEST STUDENT and learned to read, write, and do arithmetic. Finally Miss Mary could read the Bible she had been given 101 years earlier!
THANK YOU, MR. FALKERpays tribute to the teacher who helped author/illustrator Patricia Polacco learn to read after years of undiagnosed dyslexia. His support, teaching and encouragement changed her life.
Do you remember a teacher who made a difference in yours?
OutWest Shop's Founders, Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell, share the radio airwaves hosting Rendezvous With A Writer beginning August 4, 2022. Join us on LA Talk Radio, 6:00pm (PST), Where Writers and Readers Meet. Story Is Everything.
Enjoy this terrific post written and shared by author Peggy Chambers. Join her guest Rene Gutteridge, Peggy Chambers, and Bobbi and Jim on October 20, 2022. Read all about it here!
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