IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD...

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Over and over we read stories of those who found their way out of illiteracy by using a dictionary as the break out tool in their struggle to learn and succeed. The story of Malcolm X is perhaps the best known. Illiterate and incarcerated, he taught himself to read and write by copying every word out of a dictionary. His story, the story of the Chinese farmer in our post, and others like theirs, give meaning to the belief that, indeed, in the beginning, was the word…