A passerby drops some change into the bucket supporting the Raise a Reader campaign for children's literacy , where volunteers hawked The Gazette and Le Devoir newspapers on September 24, 2008. Photograph by: Vincenzo D'Alto, Montreal Gazette
From The Montreal Gazette:
Take a moment to think how different your life would be if you weren't able to decode the meaning of these words.
What kind of work could you hope to find if it was a struggle just to fill out a job application? What would a simple trip to the grocery store be like if you couldn't read the labels? How would you feel if you couldn't read your child or grandchild a bedtime story?
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