In a tumultuous time in history, where the world is waking up to much of its racial inequity, we spoke to five incredible authors about exactly that.
Before discussing prison literacy programs, it is vital to understand literacy rates of those incarcerated and the systemic flaws in public education.
Former Harvard soccer player, mother, advocate, and now writer, Susie has penned Raised a Warrior, with a tagline that reads “One Woman’s Soccer Odyssey”.
Not everyone can find the time to sit down and read a good book. Studies show that the number of non-readers is pretty big. According to the Pew Research Center, 24% or Americans admitted that they haven’t read a book either in whole or in part in 2018.
These numbers are attributed to:
Education – Americans with a high-school degree or less are five times as likely to report not having read a book. Adults with lower levels of education are also less likely to own smartphones or tablets, which are essential for e-reading.
Money – Lower income households, such as those who make $30,000 or less, are three times more likely to be non-book readers.
Age – Americans over fifty are more likely to say they haven’t read a book than adults under fifty.
Ethnicity – Hispanic adults are twice as likely as whites to report not having read a book, with the number being even greater among foreign-born Hispanic people. This is often due to Hispanic people having little access to books written in Spanish, as well as racial inequality within the education system.
You can read the full results of the research here.
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