Literacy Mid-South is dedicated to making the Memphis community a community that constantly learns. According to their website, in our community 26% of adults have low literacy skills that prevent them from filling out a job application, making sense out of a bus schedule or participating in a job readiness program, which is why this organization is crucial to our community.
Every year they have a Book of Choice, which is the staff’s personal picks for must-read books in 2014 to help Memphians grow as a community.
The 2014 must-reads were announced December 13th at their Art of Reading and Book Sale event. This year, the Books of Choice are (drumroll, please)…
Neversink by Memphis author Barry Wolverton
- In Neversink, Wolverton tells a tale of friendship and survival through the story of an odd-looking seabird settlement that must protect their beloved home from an invading owl colony.
Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
- Life is So Good tells the story of a 101-year-old former Memphian, George Dawson, and the life lessons he learned living as the grandson of a slave in twentieth-century America.
If Literacy Mid-South’s mission is something that interests you, make sure to stay connected through their Twitter and Facebook page. There area also several volunteer opportunities to stay involved here.