Friday, June 22, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Reversed - A Memoir (Lois Letchford)

Reversed - A Memoir (Lois Letchford)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Non-Fiction MemoirReversed by Lois Letchford.

Reversed - A Memoir illustrates how easily children can fall into the educational abyss, and why we must understand that not all children learn the same way. Readers will laugh and cry, cheering for those often sidelined in our society. Nothing is impossible when one digs deep, and looks at students through a new lens.

The Book has been published via Acorn Publishing and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover - 285 pages - released in March 2018.

About the Book

A journey from “the worst child in 20 years of teaching,” to Ph.D., Oxford University.

When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ at the end of grade one, she refuses to give up on his future. Testing showed Nicholas had no spatial awareness, limited concentration, and could only read ten words; he is labeled "learning disabled," a designation considered more derogatory than "dyslexia."

The world of education is quick to cast him aside. Lois begins working with him one-on-one. What happens next is a journey--spanning three continents, unique teaching experiments, never-ending battles with the school system, a mother's discovery of her own learning blocks, and a bond fueled by the desire to rid Nicholas of the "disabled" label.

Reversed is a memoir of profound determination that follows the highs and lows of overcoming impossible odds, turning one woman into a passionate teacher for children who have been left behind.

Reversed - A Memoir (Lois Letchford)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Lois Letchford has executed an athletic performance worthy of an Olympic medal. This book was written for all of the "true" teachers of the world--every nation, every school, and it will be the true teachers who will exhaust themselves in its reading. I laughed, I cried (often), and I recommitted myself more than ever before to fight for the needs of every child. If you consider yourself a true teacher or know someone who is, this is a book that will do some good for the heart and the mind. Read it, and you'll be doing the profession, and perhaps some of our neediest learners, a big favor." - Steven L. Layne, Chair, Graduate Programs in Literacy Education, Judson University Author, Igniting a Passion for Reading

- "Reversed: A Memoir is written as a compelling and emotional tale. A must read." - Stephen Hurley, Founder and Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio

- "Lois's book is a must-read for all parents and educators. It will especially help guide those with children who struggle to read, but is pertinent for anyone who wants to enhance children's engagement with learning. "Reversed" is a compelling personal story that provides both instruction and hope." - Miriam Pye, MBA, MA, Retired Senior Research Project Manager.

- "Read this book and you'll be challenged by questions about traditional teaching methods, measures of success and failure and what shapes how we view ourselves." - Michelle Radke

About the Author

Author Lois Letchford
Author Lois Letchford
Lois Letchford specializes in teaching children who have struggled to read, working with students of all ages in Australia, England, and Texas.

Her creative teaching methods vary depending on the reading ability of the student, employing age-appropriate, rather than reading-age-appropriate, material. She holds a Master’s in Literacy and Reading from the State University of New York at Albany and has presented her work at The California Reading Association, Michigan Summer Institute, and New York State Reading Association conferences.

She is co-president of the Albany City Reading Association and a member of the Australian College of Education.

"Reversed: A Memoir" (Acorn Publishing), the story of her son’s—and her own—learning disability, is her first book.

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Reversed - A Memoir (Lois Letchford)

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