Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina

Looking for Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters

Check out this story on WRAL: “Looking for Heroes: New book by Raleigh teen features letters from famous people with dyslexia” What is great about this book?  It is a true story written by a North Carolina dyslexic high school student, Aidan Colvin.

His mother assisted him in writing this book and sent us this great information about it.

“An estimated 13 million students in the United States have dyslexia, a neurologic disorder that impairs reading. Reading quickly and accurately is often the key to success in school. Without it, many dyslexics struggle and fail. Some, however, go on to achieve wild success. How?

In this true story, dyslexic high school student Aidan Colvin decides to ask them. Over the course of one year, he writes 100 letters to successful dyslexics. He doesn’t expect anyone to write back, and is genuinely surprised when people do. This book features letters from Writer John Irving, Arctic Explorer Ann Bancroft, Surgeon and CEO Delos Cosgrove, Sculptor Thomas Sayre, Poet Phillip Schultz and others. It also features conversations with Comedian Jay Leno and Filmmaker Harvey Hubbel.

This is a story about growing up, fostering grit and humor in the face of challenges, and seeing one’s differences in a new light. It is also a story about the importance of heroes — for kids like Aidan, but also for anyone. Throughout the book, Aidan shares tips that have helped him succeed in the classroom.”

 “Looking for Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters”
Book Cover