Looking for Heroes

Looking for Heroes

One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters

Book - 2016
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An estimated 13 million students in the United States have dyslexia, a neurologic disorder that impairs reading. Reading quickly and accurately is often the key to success in school. Without it, many dyslexics struggle and fail. Some, however, go on to achieve wild success. How? In this true story, dyslexic high school student Aidan Colvin decides to ask them. Over the course of one year, he writes 100 letters to successful dyslexics. He doesn't expect anyone to write back, and is genuinely surprised when people do. This book features letters from writer John Irving, Arctic explorer Ann Bancroft, surgeon and CEO Delos Cosgrove, sculptor Thomas Sayre, poet Phillip Schultz and others. It also features conversations with Comedian Jay Leno and Filmmaker Harvey Hubbel.
Publisher: [United States] : Think Out of the Box Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780997679410
Branch Call Number: YA 371.9144 C726C 2016
Characteristics: i, 108 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Ogburn, Liisa


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