John Rodrigues’ book, From High School Dropout to Harvard will be available at the Tri-Counties Branch book table. The selling price is $17.25 which includes tax. You have the opportunity to purchase this book along with your registration – this will ensure that you receive a copy. You will receive the book when you sign in.
Description of book:
What recourse is there for students who fall through the cracks of the traditional school system? His teachers said he could not read. Author John Rodrigues defies the odds in this charming, inspiring story about failure as a path to success.
Statistics abound about the limited prospects of students who fail in school and our communities grapple with how to improve the quality of education in the United States. Until now, parents and students who struggle to stay afloat have asked: If a child has deficiencies, how can they still be successful?
Self-proclaimed bad student and person with a learning disability, author John Rodrigues answers this question in his book, High School Dropout to Harvard.
"John Rodrigues is an uplifting, rebellious voice who will strike a chord with anyone who has ever had a hard time marching in step in a culture of conformity. His book is not just about how John found personal success after growing up with severe learning differences (Dyslexia and ADHD), it's the story of his journey to accept himself by finding others labeled 'disabled" or "not normal" who survived and even triumphed."
John Rodrigues has written an inspiring and empowering story about his personal dyslexic journey. Young people who have dropped out of school or others who are thinking about returning to school will be encouraged by his honest recounting, light-hearted tone, and perceptive insights about his thinking style and advantages. -Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage"
More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic—a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a “learning disability” or “learning difference,” that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Yet even though children with dyslexia may have trouble reading, they don’t have any problems learning; dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of intellect.