Rock Brisson : Yukon Learner Series (2008)

This book is part of a series published by the Yukon Literacy Coalition, focusing on people who overcame hardships to learn to read.

The learner profiled here grew up in foster homes and had changed schools 10 times by the time he was 13. He left school and turned to alcohol. He eventually stopped drinking and worked hard to provide for his family, successfully hiding the fact that he couldn’t read or write.

After moving to Whitehorse, Yukon, in 2004, he enrolled in a tutoring program and, after four years of hard work, could read in both English and French and write using a voice-recognition program.

His efforts were recognized with a national literacy award in 2006.

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