Adult Literacy … and the Children Shall Lead

  • Joe Norris Brock University


The author, a successful academic, admits that reading for him, as an extrovert, has been primarily considered a painful experience and throughout his schooling, he often viewed it as punishment. Through the needs of his nephew, the author and his brother, another non-reader, embark on a series of reading adventures that bring reading for pleasure into their lives and model it for family and friends. The article provides a justification for personal narrative as form of research and concludes with some insights on informal literacy advocacy.

How to Cite
NORRIS, Joe. Adult Literacy … and the Children Shall Lead. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 263-267, mar. 2009. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 mar. 2018.