Live well. Learn with abandon.
Literacy Mid-South (LMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide literacy resources for learners of all ages and backgrounds.
adults in Shelby County cannot read this statistic.
of 3rd graders in Shelby County Schools read below grade level.
of incarcerated individuals read below a 3rd grade reading level.
Papa, you saved me...
You taught me to read—
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief—
We were the people who were not in the papers.
We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.—
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale—