Lift Me Up (2007)

Stories by Toronto Adult Literacy Learners

This is the third collection of stories by Toronto adult literacy learners, published as part of a national project managed by The Word On The Street Canada and funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills.

The stories were chosen as winners or recipients of honourable mention in a contest that capped a series of writing workshops. The Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML), a network of organizations and individuals who are involved in and support adult literacy, was a partner in developing the workshops and coordinating the contest.

The collection is organized according to four themes: family; finding home; personal victories; and learning. Most of the stories take the form of essays but some are told in poetry. Some deal specifically with issues of literacy while others highlight events in the learner’s life.

The collection also includes a section on the Literacy Access Network, which can provide referral information on literacy programs in the City of Toronto and the York Region.

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