Knowing How to Read Made Me Who I Am

Credit: Luisina Eijo, Argentina

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“Knowing how to read has made me who I am — from being able to write my full name to completing my university studies. It has helped me to discover an imaginary world through literature, and the real world through my travels. There is no better companion for each flight than a book waiting to be read. If I didn’t know how to read, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I am thankful each and every day for my extraordinarily good fortune.”

This picture and essay were submitted to the 2012 Reading Changed My Life Contest by Luisina Eijo of Argentina.

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