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Some of these articles are original contributions by the Project Literacy team, some are contributions from partners, and some are curated from the Web, but all are going to teach you something new and different about the power of words. Enjoy browsing and remember to come back regularly to check for new additions.

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Herman's Story

A Father's Perspective on Literacy: "It's Like Being Able to See"

Herman spent most of his life unable to read or write, having dropped out of school at a young age due to difficulties concentrating at school. For 35 years, he struggled with daily tasks such as reading the mail and understanding written street sign...