SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Statistics show that 67% of American children struggle to become proficient in the skill most essential to modern life: literacy. Our society is fueled by literacy, and if we do not stand up for these struggling learners now, the consequences for both the individuals and society as a whole will be disastrous.
Blueprint for a Literate Nation's author Cinthia Coletti, CEO of the nonprofit Literate Nation, shares how readers can be the next leaders of change. The book is divided into two parts: part one details stories and facts about literacy in the United States, while part two offers a toolbox for readers, empowering them to build a cultural movement to enact real transformation through literacy laws in every state, Blueprint's call to action.
Coletti argues that although literacy rates are a nationwide issue, the solution lies surprisingly close to home: grassroots teams across the country that have already begun the movement to reform education.
"With a firm commitment to opening opportunities for the next generation, and with the right information to guide you along your journey, you too can make a difference in America's future," says Coletti.
Blueprint for a Literate Nation has multiple contributing writers, industry experts from across the country:
- Knowledge Calibration by Margie Gillis, EdD
- Leverage Social Media to Drive Change: Twitter Power for Literacy Educators and Activists by Carolyn D. Cowen
- First Helping My Child Then Creating Community Change by Elenn Steinberg
- Nuts and Bolts of Enacting Legislation by Richard Long, EdD, director of government relations for the International Reading Association
The book is now available in stores and on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Blueprint-Literate-Nation-How-Help/dp/1493104705
Author and visionary Cinthia Coletti has enjoyed more than 20 years of success in the business community. Before becoming an author, founding Literate Nation, the Coletti Institute for Education and Career Achievement and the Haan Foundation for Children, Coletti was a founding team member in Southern Pacific Railroad's landmark launching of SPRINT and Ford Aerospace's pioneering division, Starnet.
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