Literate America Emerging, Seventeen New Readers Speak Out, Edited by Barbara Prete & Gary E. Strong.

The aim of this collection is not sympathy but empathy. These stories will better your understanding of the struggles faced by those who cannot read. You will almost certainly feel compassion for these seventeen. Yet, they speak not really for themselves but the millions of adults who were never taught to read. They speak to those millions who cannot even read these stories. What’s more, however, these stories will inspire people who might help these millions learn.