Literacy is often understood as the acquisition of individual skills and knowledge. In this essay, I explore different approaches to understanding literacy that focus on social meaning-making and action. Drawing on historical examples of literacy learning and my recent experiences in a community-wide reading program focused on Julia Alvarez’s (1994) In the Time of the Butterflies, I use the concept of “carrying stories” to reflect on how literacy learning can be collective and transformative for self and society.
Van Duinen, Deborah Vriend
"Carrying the Stories of Las Mariposas: Literacy as Collective and Transformative,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 53
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/mrj/vol53/iss3/11