Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
LEARNING TO READ BUILDS CONFIDENCE AND HOPE In this heartwarming story, author Rob Shindler tells how he offered his time, unflagging energy, and unconventional teaching techniques to help a boy with serious learning differences and adults suffering from low literacy levels. A father who wanted to help his son with his reading deficiencies, Rob discovered the way to that goal was through volunteering at the Literacy Center of Chicago. There, he learned firsthand how ridiculous the common misconceptions are about learning disabilities and adult illiteracy. The assortment of students he taught were ambitious people who were eloquent, driven, clever, and so funny they made him laugh out loud. Here, Rob shares his students' pain and humiliations, frustrations and hopes. Hot Dogs & Hamburgers demonstrates that literacy issues reside in all neighborhoods and that its victims are committed to finding dignity and life's possibilities through learning to read. Rob's teaching experiences are so motivating and rewarding that once you've read his story, you're likely to begin your own journey as a literacy tutor.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizaJane - LibraryThing
I love finding little gems like this inspirational memoir. Shindler has a son with severe learning disabilities which mainly make him unable to read. As a father he fails his "experiment" in trying to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JackieBlem - LibraryThing
This little book has crawled into my heart and now I will champion it until my dying day. This is the story of Rob Shindler, successful in just about everything except helping is son learn to read (he ... Read full review