Ten Little Ladybugs in my Jar
A Song to Sing
My Mummy Couldn't Read
My Dad Couldn't Read
Libraries and Books and Words...Oh My!
A Wish for You
Balloon's to Heaven
New Book 2017
Relentless Journeys is a collection of literacy stories shared by three women in Canada who are adult literacy learners. They have joined together to help bring awareness about literacy issues that 42% of Canadians face every day.
Carey’s struggles with literacy issues did not stop her; she has risen above those challenges to achieve a full life. She was someone who found reading a struggle, but because of her volunteer tutor she has discovered a deep love for reading. Carey has become an entrepreneur, author, and illustrator. One of her books, My Mummy Couldn’t Read, was nominated for the Saskatchewan Book Awards, Book of the Year 2008. Carey is the mother of four and lives on an acreage near Pike Lake, Saskatchewan with her husband and children. She believes that her relentless journey was well worth taking.
If Dianne Smith ever allows herself to sit in a rocking chair in her later years, she will not be thinking “I wish I had...” but rather “I am glad I did." Dianne is an adult learner who pushed herself from working four jobs simultaneously to make ends meet to owning and operating her successful business-“Smith Lodge.” She has traveled from Prince Edward Island to Brazil and China as an adult literacy delegate. This is her heartwarming and adventurous story.
The terrible effects of literacy and numeracy problems on human health, wealth and happiness are unseen. The victims face lifelong shame, guilt, and failure. I hope my story will open eyes to the real destruction of this hidden epidemic and give courage to those willing to come forward and attend classes. But more importantly, since fewer than 5% of adults with learning difficulties seek help, I hope my story will give courage and hope to others. “Read and weep for the Millions in Canada.”
About the Book
Authors: Carey Rigby-Wilcox, Ellen Szita and Dianne C. Smith
Publisher: See a Book Take a Look
Format: Soft cover novel, 150pp
Audience Level: Literacy Canada /Adults
“It brought tears to my eyes when I opened it. When I read your message in the book it really touches my heart.”
“Thank you so much for donating your hard valuable time to write your wonderful life story. Together this will change people lives.”
“I enjoyed reading your stories, and was so impressed with your dedication to finding ways to make a better life for yourself. You are a brave and motivated woman.”
“I opened the book and I didn’t put it down till read every bit of it…”
“Congratulations again on the book and for all your support you have given to the others.”
“You have worked hard to achieve your goals, and serve as a wonderful example for others who are facing similar challenges” Sincerely Senator …
“You are to be commended for your on going efforts, hard work and dedication to bringing about awareness with regard to the advancement of adult Literacy. Best regards Senator…
“I had no idea of the Literacy struggles of so many people.”
I finished reading your life story so far there is much more to be written. What a journey you have been on. I had tears rolling down my cheeks I thought the saddest most Humiliating part was you going to buy mouse poison, but your children were your first concern. That you got the lady at the store to read the box of poison to make sure it wouldn’t hurt the children. You are sure an inspiration. We all love you. You have over come so much with no bitterness an example to all of use.”
“You never cease to amaze us. Congratulations on your book Relentless Journey. Senator…. from Quebec”
“…amazing inspiration you had me in tears many times.”
“I will share your story with others. There is such a need for the focus on literacy to be addressed now, here and everywhere.”
“…I read it the first time in one setting just your part, and then I read it all over again.”
“Thank you again for educating me by sharing your Relentless Journey’s.”