Reversed: A Memoir by Lois Letchford

A review

Can a child’s fate be sealed by the age of seven?
Reversed is a memoir of profound determination that follows the highs and lows of overcoming impossible odds, turning one woman into a passionate teacher for children who have been left behind. Nothing is impossible when one digs deep, and looks at students through a new lens.

IMG_4765This book hits you right in the heart. So much so I had to put it down for a couple of days and prepare myself.
Reversed tells the story of how Lois helps her son overcome his learning difficulties and succeed when many in the education field had dismissed him. It’s the story of a womans love for her children and family. It’s the story of a woman who saw a gap in the way kids are educated and did her best to help those who were overlooked.

‘”Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela’

Following Lois as she comes up with new ways to help her son, Nicholas, was fascinating. She pushed herself to think outside the box. She stood up for him when people wanted to wipe their hands of him. She fought for his right to be educated in a school system that wasn’t overly helpful. She helped him become the smart, confident, hardworking person he had the potential to be.
And she didn’t stop there, through Nicholas’s struggle she was able to reflect on her own childhood education, she studied even more and started helping other kids who were pushed to the side and overlooked.
Reading about the other kids she had worked with and where they ended up was one of my favourite parts. She hasn’t had a small influence on these children. She has potentially changed these kids lives, she has helped them open up doors that would have otherwise been shut tight.

This was an interesting, thought-provoking read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I received this e-book from the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Reversed: A Memoir
Author: Lois Letchford
Publication date: 15 March 2018
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
ISBN13: 9781947392045

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