The following is adapted from I Can’t Read. When I realized I had dyslexia, I wanted to know more about reading disabilities. What I discovered was mind-blowing. A friend helped me perform an internet search which revealed to me that more than 32 million Americans can’t read. However, upon further research, I discovered that approximately…

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William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. The world is full of individuals with dyslexia or other reading struggles, but most people would never know it. We see those who have the most trouble, but the majority of successful people with dyslexia tend to hide their struggles. Some adults may have dyslexia and…

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William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. Growing up, my dad used to tell me, “Anyone can be president.” I believed him—until I learned that presidents read their speeches off a teleprompter. As someone who had struggled with reading my entire life, this presented a major problem. Still, the obstacle didn’t hold me…

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The following is adapted from I Can’t Read. When I was a kid, we’d go around the classroom and each student would read a paragraph aloud. I used to count the desks before me so I knew exactly which paragraph I’d need to read, and I’d mentally prepare myself as much as possible. Then, when…

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William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. Have you noticed that a loved one never reads for fun? Maybe they look at the pictures on a restaurant menu instead of reading the descriptions. Perhaps, when they’re in a situation where they need to read, they become flustered and defensive. It’s hard to approach…

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William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. For most of my life, I kept a secret about myself: I can’t read. Many people around me didn’t know I struggled to read because I’d built up a lifetime of strengths (a sharp memory, perseverance, and strong conversational skills) to work around my difficulties. But…

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William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. When I first announced my book’s title, a lot of people didn’t understand it. Folks in my writing group said, “Shouldn’t it be titled I Can Read?” They didn’t realize that to this day, I still can’t sound out words. My book isn’t about learning to…

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William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. Audiobooks have been on the rise for years now, and they’re only gaining more popularity. Many people enjoy having the option to listen to their books, but for some of us, audiobooks mean so much more. They’ve transformed my life and the lives of millions of…

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Originally posted here: https://www.authorhour.co/i-cant-read-william-manzanares-iv/ If not being able to read were a disease, it would be an epidemic. Millions of Americans can’t read, but illiteracy often goes unacknowledged or unnoticed. If you’re a parent or teacher of a child that struggles with reading, you know the painful way that illiteracy steals their confidence and robs…

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