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Book details
  • SubGenre:General
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Pages:74
  • eBook ISBN:9781623097783

How Dyslexic Benny Became A Star

A story of hope for dyslexic children and their parents

by Joe Griffith

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Benny Whitley's inspiring story stands as a tribute to the human spirit and is an excellent resource for students with dyslexia, their parents and their teachers.
Benny Whitley is terriffied when his fifth grade teacher calls on him to read aloud. He is frustrated and humiliated by his ongoing struggles and he feels increasingly left behind his classmates. His dad thinks his problem is laziness. Dubbed "Stupid Benny" by his peers, Benny envisions the upcoming football tryouts as a way to win some respect-- a way to prove he can succeed. When an understanding coach and a perceptive teacher diagnose him with dyslexia, Benny and his family are faced with a new challenge: how to accept that Ben will need special help to reach his full potential.
About the author
Joe Griffith, a dyslexic, didn't read a book until he was 22 years old, but that didn't stop him from achieving his goals. He has been a comedian, movie actor, commercial pilot, real estate developer, and stockbroker. In l971, Griffith was co-host of America's first-ever television stock market program. In 1981, as a renowned humorist/ motivational speaker, Griffith was inducted in the National Speaker's Hall of Fame along with President Ronald Regan. Joe is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows. Dyslexic Benny is Griffith's third book.