Ellijay author delves into importance of literacy in informative new book on education
ELLIJAY, Ga. — This week marks the nationwide release of author Corinne Guilmain’s eye-opening new book, “Cost of Education.” The hardback edition of this book will be up for grabs early November.
In “Cost of Education,” illiteracy is not an option in this story where Arney and Alice are looking out for the best interests of their three children. In reviewing their total educational costs, they discover that literacy is the result of discovering meaning from reading books.
To find meaning from books, this book emphasizes that children must have access to age-appropriate literature. These parents discover that there are few age-appropriate books for blind people in a format they can read and for male adolescents in a format they can relate to, thus paving the way for illiteracy for two of their children, while a third child excels in all she does. To complicate matters further, many children must also learn digital literacy because books have been replaced with computers. The tragedy of meaninglessness is illiteracy.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Guilmain lives in the countryside of north Georgia with her husband and three dogs. The author, who holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, is a freelance writer and poet.