Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CNN article: Author Had Learned to Read in His 90s

I just stumbled across this article about a man named James Henry who didn't learn how to read or write until he was in his 90s. For most of his life, he hid his illiteracy from others.  One day, James' granddaughter read to him a story about a man who learned to read and write in his late 90s. Inspired by this story, James realized it wasn't too late for him to learn how to do those things.  Getting support from family members and a tutor, he learned to read and write. In fact, he ended up writing a book about his life. How cool is that.  

Click here to read about James Henry's journey, as told in his own words, from being illiterate to being an author. You can also check out the news clip below.

9 comments:

Charlotte Cheng said...

What a great story Cynthia. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia said...

You're welcome, Charlotte!

S.P. Bowers said...

That is so cool. I love when people can step up and improve themselves at any age. I hope I can be that awesome and keep learning all my life.

Cynthia said...

S.P., I hope I can keep learning new things all my life too!

Amber Clites said...

This is amazing! I can't even imagine what my life would be like if I didn't know how to read!

By the way you've been tagged again for The Lucky 7 Meme.
http://amberafterglow.blogspot.com/2012/03/lucky-7-meme.html

Corey Schwartz said...

Aw, what a touching story!

Cynthia said...

Amber, I can't either!

Corey, it is a sweet story, isn't it!

Medeia Sharif said...

Amazing story. Many things are possible at any age, and learning never stops.

Cynthia said...

It is an amazing story, Medeia. =)

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