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Earl Mills’ Poetry Expresses Ups and Downs of Learning to Read

By age 45, Earl Mills was married with five children, owned his own home, and had worked for the same company for over 25 years. Although he had everything he could ask for, Mills faced a significant challenge every day—he could not read. For over 40 years, Mills’ wife was the only person who knew he could not read. He was able to keep the secret between them until he was asked to read a Bible passage one Sunday at church. After that, Mills found help, and he read his first book at age 48.


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Remembering the Literacy Legend Who Learned to Read at 54
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 09, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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Archie Willard, founder and first president of VALUEUSA, passed away February 25. He is remembered as a devoted and compassionate advocate of adult literacy and health literacy, and as an inspiration to adult learners everywhere. 



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Student Stories: Say “No” to Shame and “Yes” to Reading

Student Stories: Say 'No' to Shame and 'Yes' to Reading

Read how one man learned to read after a life-altering accident.


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Immigrants Share Their Advice for Running a Small Business [VIDEO]

Immigrants Share Their Advice for Running a Small Business

ProLiteracy recently interviewed immigrants who own small businesses about their business tactics and how they have become successful.


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Student Stories: How Can I Lose When I Came Here With Nothing?

Student Stories: How Can I Lose When I Came Here With Nothing?

Read how one man came to America with only $20 and is now making his American dream a reality.


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