Wednesday, September 16, 2015


We live in an age of information. It comes to us through our phones, computers, and other devices, and sometimes, still, even a BOOK! It's almost unfathomable, then, that there are adults throughout the world who cannot read. Is the information age just passing them by? But, really, isn't it more than just not knowing what the popular bloggers are saying or missing out on the latest bestseller?

From "Illiteracy is more than just a lack of reading skills. Around the world, it is a clear predictor of poverty, illness, and disempowerment. It’s not a problem confined to the developing world, either. Even in the United States, there are thirty-two million adults who cannot read, according to the U.S. Department of Education."

Celebrate literacy by donating to a *good literacy cause or check with your local library to find out ways you can help.

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