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Literacy Autobiography

Literacy Autobiography

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Published by Joel Wright
Literacy Autobiography
Literacy Autobiography

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Published by: Joel Wright on Dec 18, 2012
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Joel WrightJanuary 23, 2012Literacy AutobiographyCI 475Literacy has always been a part of my life. From a very early age, my parentswould regularly read to my sisters and me, and some of my fondest memories involve myfather speaking the dialogue from
 Redwall
or
The BFG
in ridiculous sounding voices.Novels were a staple in our household, as well as other reading materials: newspapers,magazines, a complete set of the World Book Encyclopedia. As I grew older, readingbecame a more personal part of my life, a way for me to build private relationships andconnections with fictional characters, historical figures, or world events. As soon as Icould read independently, I began to read when I was alone. My parents have many
stories about their son’s peculiar reading habit
s as a child, like the time I sat by myself under the Thanksgiving Day dinner table and read a history book about the Civil Warwhile the rest of the family ate, or when I refused to stop reading
The Hobbit 
on themorning bus ride to school, even though my teacher insisted I do so because it made menauseous every morning.As I entered high school, I discovered new ways in which I could interact withtexts. Printed words continued to be an access point for me into human events, althoughnow, rather than through histories or fantasies and the concrete worlds that they depicted,it was through my encounters with poetry, literature, and philosophy. It was also duringthis time that I began to discover myself as a writer. I joined an after school creativewriting club my sophomore year, and wrote wonderfully typical adolescent poetry about

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