Reading normally is the gateway to everything. However, it wasn’t so for Sammy, an African American male, who struggled in public school and was socially promoted until graduation. It wasn’t until he began working at a learning disability private school that he finally was diagnosed as dyslexic. In Why Sammy Still Can’t Read, the McClures shed light on how people who learn differently and those who live or work with them can turn adversity into victory and problems into opportunities, learning how to create winners even in losing situations.
Leroy McClure Jr., CALT, LDT
CEO/Founder of FOCUS Learning Academy and Triple A Educational Services
Leroy McClure Jr. is an advocate for educating African American and minority children with dyslexia and ADHD. McClure is the only U.S. African American male Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT). In 1983, he graduated from Mayville State University in North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering.
If the truth is told, numerous people could write a letter very similar to the one that I wrote to my brother, Sam. I am now a man on a new mission—an urgent one. My mission is to help liberate thousands of people from experiencing the pain and agony that Sam experienced daily while growing up in Conway, Arkansas, as a struggling reader. Thanks to my brother Sam, I am waging a war to eradicate illiteracy one child at a time.