Literacy

In honour of the United Nations Literacy Day on September 8th we have a display of books in the lobby of the library. Here are a few of the books featured there. Check them out!

CreatingRoomToReadCreating Room to Read, by John Wood

While trekking in Nepal, Microsoft executive John Wood came across a school with no books and no library. He quit his job and founded a non-profit to bring books and literacy to the poorest regions of Africa and Asia. This is the story of the man and his mission.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynne TrussEatsShoots&Leaves

Truss makes a compelling argument for why we should care about the humble comma, the esteemed semi-colon, and the often misused apostrophe in this amusing little book packed with examples, rants, and wit. Her fun delivery makes it easy to retain the message too; zip through this book and you’ll find yourself tidying up your text as you go.

OneWorldSchoolhouseThe One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, by Salman Khan

Imagine a free, world-class education system available for anyone, anywhere. This is the goal of the Khan Academy, and this book outlines the philosophy and life of Salman Khan, its founder. Here, existing assumptions about what learning should be are challenged and reinvented. The text also serves as an inspiration for all of us who care about learning and literacy.

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