Raleigh Teen Author to Discuss Book on Dyslexia
Raleigh resident Aidan Colvin, pictured above with comedian Jay Leno, is the author of "Looking for Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters."
Photo courtesy of Liisa Ogburn
Do you have a child with dyslexia? Do you worry about his or her future — attending college and getting a job — in today's hyper-competitive world?
Aidan Colvin, a Raleigh teen with dyslexia, is offering a hopeful outlook and tips for kids with this special need. You may remember that I recently wrote about Aidan's new book, “Looking for Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters,” which he authored with his mother, Liisa Ogburn. In the book, he tells the funny, inspiring true story of how he turned his “disability” — dyslexia — into a creative “ability.” Aidan is inviting parents and kids for cake and a Q&A, as he discusses his book at 7 p.m., Nov. 4, at So & So Books at 704 North Person St. in Raleigh.
Aidan was recently awarded the Remy Johnston Merit award at the International Dyslexia Association Conference in Orlando. His 4-minute acceptance speech at the conference is worth sharing with any child with learning differences so that he or she knows that he is not alone and that life has lots of great possibilities.