Did you know that 14 percent of the nation’s adult population don’t read well enough to fill out a job application? About four years ago, NewChannel 5 reported that nearly one in eight Nashville adults couldn’t read. YIKES! I don’t know about you but I want every Nashville citizen performing at their best! Because of this, we have to be intentional about making something as vital as reading a part of our daily lives. Otherwise, our nation will lack strong leadership, optimal parenting and well-rounded adults. Let’s tackle this issue together!
To encourage more reading, I am going to "kick it old school" and write a book review on every book I read this year. Maybe you’ll decide to read some of the ones I recommend. Also, I will post articles and any other useful information I cross pertaining to literacy in this new section called "What Am I Reading?".
Illiteracy will not win in our city. Share what you're reading with me in the comments below or on my socials @UrbanThreads615 everywhere. Let's make 2019 one heck of a reading year!
*If you need help learning to read, visit Nashville Adult Literacy Council (NALC). They take pride in teaching everything literacy. Visit their homepage or office at Nashville Adult Literacy Council for more information.*