This book is the first of its kind: a book about children and teens with dyslexia, told and illustrated by the young people themselves. Here 8-18-year-olds from around the world show how they they have honed the benefits of dyslexia, finding ways to thrive inside and outside of school. These 100 young interviewees talk about building their capacity to cope with the difficulties that come with dyslexia, and embracing the benefits and advantages it brings.
There are top tips for teachers, parents, carers, and other adults, from the true experts – the children and teens themselves.
The book is a sister book to ‘Creative, Successful, Dyslexic’. In this first book, well known names including Dame Darcey Bussell, Benjamin Zephaniah, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Lynda La Plante CBE, Sir Richard Branson, Marcus Brigstocke, Mollie King, and many more reveal how they have succeeded both despite and because of their dyslexia.
Both books were written when author Margaret Rooke found out her daughter was dyslexic. Margaret was determined that no label was going to stop her daughter and those like her achieving whatever they wanted in life. These books have inspired many thousands of young people and the adults in their lives.
One of the forewords of ‘Dyslexia is my Superpower (Most of the Time)’ is written by Mercury Prize nominee, rapper Loyle Carner, who says to anyone struggling, “Your mind works in a different way, that is all. Never think for a second you are any less than anyone else in your class. So what if it takes you longer to read something?
“Hopefully this book will show you you’re not alone, but instead part of something very special.”
And 17-year-old Isobel explains how she looks at life: “If you find a way to deal with global warming or clean out the oceans, no one will say, ‘I’m not listening because the spelling is wrong.’”
‘What a wonderful book! Kudos to Margaret Rooke for helping bring the insights and wisdom of these remarkable young people to the world.’ Fernette Eide, MD, co-author of The Dyslexic Advantage.
‘Entertaining, enlightening, educational and brought me to tears more than once!’ Judy Puddifoot, MRCVS, BVet Med, MSc, BSc, presenter of BBC2’s Trust Me, I’m a Vet.