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Joined: Oct 30, 2006
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Posted Oct 30, 2006 at 1:26:42 PM
Subject: Success Stories

I'm writing a picture book for LD children that will profile stories of individuals (children and adults) who have struggled with LD but are doing well in school or work and enjoy a hobby or interest that enhances self-esteem.

For example, the book will include the story of a vet who did not learn how to read until age 27, when he found out he was dyslexic, and then went back to college and then vet school at age 40.

To keep the book reflective of our diverse population, I'm hoping to be introduced to a black woman who is LD, faced the challenge of learning, and is currently employed in a job that makes her happy. The job should be one that is easily represented through pictures, such as nursing.

Please contact me if you know someone who might be interested in telling her story.
Thanks,
Jill Lauren
Author, Succeeding with LD

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Posted:Oct 31, 2006 2:30:39 PM

Quote JLauren:

I'm writing a picture book for LD children that will profile stories of individuals (children and adults) who have struggled with LD but are doing well in school or work and enjoy a hobby or interest that enhances self-esteem.

Quote JLauren:

For example, the book will include the story of a vet who did not learn how to read until age 27, when he found out he was dyslexic, and then went back to college and then vet school at age 40.

Quote JLauren:

To keep the book reflective of our diverse population, I'm hoping to be introduced to a black woman who is LD, faced the challenge of learning, and is currently employed in a job that makes her happy. The job should be one that is easily represented through pictures, such as nursing.

Quote JLauren:

Please contact me if you know someone who might be interested in telling her story.
Thanks,
Jill Lauren
Author, Succeeding with LD

I wish you wouldn't write that book because what you describe is the exception not the rule and it will be anecdotal. Unfortunately the people who provide "help" for Lders will read it and say things like "if they can do it you can do it." Most people with LD struggle and struggle and struggle and struggle and fail and fail and fail and fail and fail. They we are judged by clueless people that we take seriously and the cycle of struggle and fail continues. Most of us live lives of quiet desperation and disapointment.

Books like your with their poliana pablum only trivialize our chronic struggle.

If you insist on writing a book about LD I would suggest you do some real research and put together something that shows how life is for the 99.99999% of us who will spend the rest of our lives feeling like less of a person.

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