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Dyslexia no hurdle in the way of this author's dream

July 31, 2016

L.J. Kidd, an Australian author who writes and illustrates children's book series and has dyslexia will soon publish her next book.

Her books tell colourful stories of everyday animals like bees, dogs and snails who rise above their challenges. Kidd says she drew on her own experiences growing up to come up with the stories.

She says that her teacher considered her a dumb kid who simply could not read. This was despite the fact that Kidd was good at art and sport.

Her father understood very quickly that there was something special about her and put her in a class where she learned photography.

Many schools in Australia have contracted Kidd to encourage students to believe in themselves and use their creativity irrespective of their limitations.

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