Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rise and Read

Reading is the pathway
From the dungeon
To the door.


Reading is the highway from
The shadow to the sun


Reading is the river
To your liberty
For all your life to come

Let the river run


Learn to read.

“Choose Your Freedom -- Learn to Read”
by Dr. Maya Angelou, 2002

As published in Rise and Read by Sandra L. Pinkney & Myles C. Pinkney, Scholastic, 2006.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I LOVE this poem. I am going to copy it myself. TODAY! Thank you for sharing this.