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The Resource Looking for heroes : one boy, one year, 100 letters, Aidan Colvin with Liisa Ogburn

Looking for heroes : one boy, one year, 100 letters, Aidan Colvin with Liisa Ogburn

Label
Looking for heroes : one boy, one year, 100 letters
Title
Looking for heroes
Title remainder
one boy, one year, 100 letters
Statement of responsibility
Aidan Colvin with Liisa Ogburn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An estimated 13 million students in the United States have dyslexia, a neurologic disorder that impairs reading. Reading quickly and accurately is often the key to success in school. Without it, many dyslexics struggle and fail. Some, however, go on to achieve wild success. How? In this true story, dyslexic high school student Aidan Colvin decides to ask them. Over the course of one year, he writes 100 letters to successful dyslexics. He doesn't expect anyone to write back, and is genuinely surprised when people do. This book features letters from Writer John Irving, Arctic Explorer Ann Bancroft, Surgeon and CEO Delos Cosgrove, Sculptor Thomas Sayre, Poet Phillip Schultz and others. It also features conversations with Comedian Jay Leno and Filmmaker Harvey Hubbel. This is a story about growing up, fostering grit and humor in the face of challenges, and seeing one's differences in a new light. It is also a story about the importance of heroes for kids like Aidan, but also for anyone. Throughout the book, Aidan shares tips that have helped him succeed in the classroom
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SO$
Dewey number
371.9144
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ496.A5
LC item number
C653 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Looking for heroes : one boy, one year, 100 letters, Aidan Colvin with Liisa Ogburn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
i, 108 pages
Isbn
9780997679410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)954345331
  • (OCoLC)ocn954345331
Label
Looking for heroes : one boy, one year, 100 letters, Aidan Colvin with Liisa Ogburn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
i, 108 pages
Isbn
9780997679410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)954345331
  • (OCoLC)ocn954345331

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