Discovering the magical worlds of words: Learning to read

If you are reading this, you are familiar with the magical world one enters when a storyteller carries the reader to a place where arbitrary time and place intersect seamlessly. Many of us start this journey at the age of 5. Below is an account of that wonderous day I took my first step into the world of words.

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And here are a few books I recommend:

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Sisters by Daisy Johnson

The Vegetarian by Han Kang, Deborah Smith

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Erdağ M. Göknar

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

The Door by Magda Szabo, Len Rix

La ciudad de vapor por Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Discover the magical worlds of words – learn to read


    • Thank you. I’m glad you liked it. My son’s first grade teacher told me (many years ago) that the best part of her job was seeing her children take that first step towards literacy. That is what inspired me to write this piece.

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