Creating Second Chances Reading Changes Lives

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May 6, 2014
Rob Shindler KYP Top Story
TWO PEOPLE, AN OPEN HEART AND A SECOND CHANCE
That’s all it takes to change a life through reading. Meet author Rob Shindler, who helped his son through a struggle with illiteracy, and is now using reading to change lives, one person at a time. His book, "Hot Dogs & Hamburgers," kicks off the UCC one-church literacy initiative, Reading Changes Lives, in September.
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