One page, one book, one life at a time…

Literacy Council of Indian River CountyONE PAGE, ONE BOOK, ONE LIFE AT A TIME, this is the tag line used by the Literacy Council of Indian River County.

And that line speaks the truth. I recently received a letter thanking me for a donation. The words of that letter were so inspiring, that I wanted to share the story with you.  Following is an excerpt…

You changed lives! One student recently went to a restaurant she had never visited. At her next tutoring session she excitedly told her tutor that she could read the menu and order from the menu. This was the first time she had been able to place an order by herself without any assistance.

Sounds like a little thing, doesn’t it? But have you ever been in a foreign land and looked at a menu where you couldn’t read a word of what was written? I have, and it’s a humbling experience. I can only imagine what it is like to face that same situation in your own country.

Literacy is such an important cause and I am so proud to be a supporter of this awesome chapter. We all too often focus on teaching children to read, but if the adult in their household cannot read, chances are the child will struggle with learning. Please join me in helping to expand the learning experience for adults. Volunteer at your library or local Literacy Services Chapter. They need more than money, they need readers who will willingly help another adult learn to read.

The Literacy Council of Indian River County‘s mission is to focus attention on literacy, provide instruction to individuals with limited literacy skills, and empower students to achieve their goals so they may become contributing members of the community.



About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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