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May 12, 2016 by
During the past hour, you have most likely read an article, email, book, sign or form. We read without giving it a second thought. There are millions of people around the world who cannot read or write. This became more than an abstract idea to me when we housed and cared for a small Guatemalan child and her parents some years ago. They were in the USA so that the child, 2½-year-old Maria Ingrid, could receive a delicate neurosurgery.
Ingrid’s mother, Magdalena, had never been to school and did not know...