Illiteracy in the U.S.

A look at illiteracy levels in America and what one woman can do to help On Sept. 8, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, a holiday created to underscore the importance of eradicating illiteracy. For the general American public, the word “illiteracy” evokes images of impoverished people and communities in the conventionally destitute nations of South Asia, West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Hidden among us, however, is an unseen population of Americans strugg