Kids and adults with dyslexia are often creative, unconventional thinkers. This is part of the reason why there are so many successful adults with dyslexia. It also means that they make great literary heroes! Author Rick Riordan decided that his famous character, Percy Jackson, would have dyslexia. Why did he do this?
Percy Jackson became so popular, that the book was eventually adapted into a film starring Logan Lerman. Discussing successful individuals (and literary characters) who have dyslexia is a great way to encourage kids who have dyslexia! These discussions will help them feel like they are not alone in their struggles, and will help them realize that they can achieve their goals!
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