Wednesday’s Writer ~ Rick Riordan

Wednesday Writer picmonkey rick riordan pic The wonderful Librarian at my school set up this wonderful display celebrating Dyslexia Awareness month.  I thought this pic was perfect for today’s post. Rick Riordan is the author of Percy Jackson series.  He is not Dyslexic, but his son is Dyslexic.  Rick has incorporated Dyslexia and ADHD in the character of Percy Jackson.  Why did he do this?  He explains in the video below: You can find the Percy Jackson Series on Amazon or in local area bookstores. This would be a great series to read to your younger child or find the audio-book at the newly updated website Bookshare or Learning Ally.

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~sherri31 Days I’m participating in  a 31 day writing challenge. Read more about it and find other blogs that are writing about topics that interest you here.

12 Comments

  1. My nephew was obsessed with these books, but I have never read them. How interesting to know the back story!

    1. It does seem boys gravitate toward Percy Jackson more than girls; however, I have some girls at my school that love the series 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by!! ~sherri

  2. I didn’t realize that about Riordan, very interesting.

    1. Love that he is empowering his son through his writing! What a forever gift Rick Riordan has given his dyslexic son. Thank you for stopping by today!! 🙂

  3. I have heard of the Percy Jackson series..but did not know this connection. Thank you for your series and the awareness.

    1. You’re welcome, Melanie! Thank you so much for stopping by today! 🙂

  4. This has been a helpful series. I have posted a couple of links to my Facebook page.

    1. Thank you, Susan! I appreciate your help in sharing this helpful info about Dyslexia! Thank you so much for stopping by today! 🙂

  5. I haven’t heard of Rick Riordan before – thank you for sharing and I’ll be checking his books out for the sweet girl I work with 🙂

    1. You’re welcome! You will have to let me know how your student likes the Percy Jackson books! I think a great way to encourage a dyslexic child, is for them to watch or read about a character in a book or movie who is also dyslexic, like Percy. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by today, Sarah!!

  6. My son LOVES Rick Riordan’s books, and recently got his older sister started and she can’t put them down! Which is awesome because she is the one I wonder about and am still trying to figure out how to get her tested for dyslexia!

    1. I am happy to help you connect with people in your area that can help you with info about getting your daughter tested, Chrisy. You can email me at turnquist01@verizon.net to discuss more details. ~sherri

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