The Most Popular Club in This School Is a Book Club for Fifth-Grade Boys

The Most Popular Club in This School Is a Book Club for Fifth-Grade Boys

Book Culture

Truesdell Education Campus can’t keep its most popular books stocked. Boys crowd the library before the morning bell, students read in class instead of paying attention to their teachers. And it’s all because of a book club.    With the help of one of their administrators, ten fifth-grade boys started a book club at the school in Washington, D.C.’s Brightwood neighborhood, and it’s quickly become the most popular club on campus. The school staff struggles to keep up with their students’ book demand.   “The books that we read here, we can relate to,” said 11-year-old Devon Wesley. The book …

Meet the Man Who Overcame Illiteracy at 47-Years-Old

Meet the Man Who Overcame Illiteracy at 47-Years-Old

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According to a study done by the United States Department of Education, there are approximately 32 million illiterate Americans. Norman Brown of Bakersfield, California was one of these Americans, that is, until he signed up for tutoring at the age of forty-seven. Brown first fell behind his classmates in elementary school, but was able to make it through tenth grade.   “Back then they sort of set you aside. I don’t know how I got to the 10th grade. This is insane that I went so far in school.” In 2014, Central Connecticut State ranked Bakersfield the least literate city …