If not being able to read was a disease, it would be an epidemic.
Millions of Americans can’t read but illiteracy often goes unacknowledged or unnoticed. If you are the parent or teacher of a child who struggles with reading, you know the painful way that illiteracy steals their confidence and robs them of the joy that comes from learning.
William Manzanares IV – a member of the Puyallup Tribe in Washington state – wrote
I Can’t Read: A Guide to Success Through Failure (2019) to give the literacy conversation a much-needed jumpstart.
William, who grew up unable to read and later learned he had dyslexia, overcame these obstacles and transformed himself into a successful serial entrepreneur. In this inspirational story, William shares strategic superpowers that worked for him in the hopes it will improve literacy for those who can’t read. The book includes personal anecdotes to inspire kids everywhere – especially young Native Americans – to pursue their dreams.
He is a serial entrepreneur, having owned and operated successful businesses since 2005.
William is passionate about helping small business owners as well as struggling readers. To that end, he spends much of his time speaking with students about career planning and goal setting.
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Length - 45:24