The problem of illiteracy

Posted at 4:07 PM, Mar 10, 2016

An award-winning author wants you to know illiteracy is an issue that impacts people of all ages.

David Baldacci has written more than 30 best-selling novels. He travels the country promoting literacy.

He spoke at the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach CountyLove of Literacy Luncheon Thursday.

Baladacci says illiteracy carries a difficult stigma to break. "You empower people.  You allow them to make choices about what they want to do to improve their lives by offering a selection of courses they can take in a classroom setting with people of similar circumstances."

Baldacci's Wish You Well Foundation helps establish literacy programs for adults and families.