Tuesdays with Tiffany. The Power of Books. The Power of Books. Reading matters so much, some people go to extreme lengths to learn to read. Some people are willing to go out of their way to save books. Your Assignment. Librarian of Basra.
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The Power of Books
His mom was put in a mental
hospital when he was 10. They put all of his brothers and sisters in different foster homes.
Don't join the book burners... Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book. How will we defeat communism unless we know what it is, what it teaches, and why does it have such an appeal for men, why are so many people swearing allegiance to it?
And we have got to fight it with something better, not try to conceal the thinking of our own people. They are part of America. And even if they think ideas that are contrary to ours, their right to say them, their right to record them, and their right to have them at places where they're accessible to others is unquestioned, or it's not America.
"When I was a kid they didn't call it dyslexia. They called it you know, you were slow, or you were retarded, or whatever. What you can never change is the effect that the words 'dumb' and 'stupid' have on young people. I knew I wasn't stupid, and I knew I wasn't dumb. My mother told me that. If you read to me, I could tell you everything that you read. They didn't know what it was. They knew I wasn't lazy, but what was it?"
If I was to add a slide about your experiences and your life story with books, what would it say?