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May 7, 2015

New Voice2Youth Book is Here!

On the back cover of the book, I read a quote from a young person.  It said, “For the first time in my life, I felt like people actually wanted to hear what I had to say.”  What a good feeling?  To be heard!  I’m glad this book provides a way for people around the […]

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Word Formnoun
DefinitionBitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will.
Synonymsbitterness, resentment, gall
UsageAfter a year Edinburgh dropped him, thus supplying substantial fuel for his ingrained poor man"s jealousy and rancor at the privileged classes.

September is National Literacy Month

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by Carolyn West No Comments

September is National Literacy Month.  Please help us to give the great gift of literacy to children in need by purchasing the Voice2Youth Poetry & Art youth anthology.  Your purchase will be used to help end the literacy deficits in urban, minority and impoverished communities.

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Voice2Youth Poetry & Art

Famous Quotes about the Importance of Literacy

We must transform the way America deals with illiteracy and invest in our future.”  -Jeb Bush


“Literacy and Education in a 21st-Century Economy”

This isn’t just another education debate where the answer lies somewhere between more money and less bureaucracy. It’s a responsibility that begins at home – one that we need to take on before our kids ever step foot in a classroom; one that we need to carry through well into their teenage years.

That’s because literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy we’re living in today. – President Barack Obama