Our nation’s children face many horrible things— hunger, broken homes, homelessness, poverty, crime, and illiteracy, are just a few. All of these problems can be prevented, but none more so than illiteracy caused by a lack of supportive education. Why Sammy Still Can’t Read reveals that many children, especially African- American children, remain illiterate simply because they have undiagnosed learning disabilities such as dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Children like Sammy remain in the school system yet are underserved by it as educators either overlook their learnings issues or label these children as slow learners.
Using their vast experience and educational background, authors Leroy and Yvette McClure have created a lowcost and easy-to-implement service model that any educational system can utilize to introduce any learning disabled (LD) child to the world of learning to read, then reading to learn. This book seeks to educate all children and ease the burden of illiteracy on society.