THE HANGMAN - grade 3 level novella
A brand new novella, with Chief Inspector Gamache and
set in Three Pines, is now available through the publishers,
Grass Roots Press. It's written as part of a programme
called GoodReads Canada, which was created by national
literacy organizations to publish books aimed at emerging
adult readers. So, THE HANGMAN is written at a grade 3
level, for adults. Very clear, very simple. Not really
the most complex plot or style, for obvious reasons.
If you're interested you can ask your local bookstore
to order it, or go directly to Grass
Roots Press. It's also available on Amazon.ca
Each One Teach One - the motto of the Yamaska Literacy
have the very great honour of being the Patron for the
Yamaska Literacy Council. Before getting involved I
had no idea that:
- 42 percent of adult Canadians have low literacy skills
have three times more problems with reading and writing
than the general population
classified as having the worst health are also those
with the lowest literacy skills
a direct link between poverty, unemployment, illness
percent of adults in the Brome-Missisquoi area of
Quebec, served by the Yamaska Literacy Council, have
great difficulty reading - and in all 65 percent were
below the basic skill level (according to the latest,
1997, International Adult Literacy Survey)
of us fortunate enough to be able to read and write
can help. We can donate to our local literacy groups,
and/or we can become a tutor.
find out what you can do to help. In Canada I urge you
if you live in the Brome-Missisquoi region please email
the YLC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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