Why Sammy Still Can’t Read: A Service Delivery Model for Creating a Culture of Reading – PAPERBACK


Leroy McClure Jr. and Yvette McClure

Format: Paperback
Published Date: 
August 26, 2022
Pages: 184


SKU: 9781959165071 Category: Tag:
Weight 0.643 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 0.448 × 9 in

Our nation’s children face many horrible things—hunger, broken homes, homelessness, poverty, crime, and illiteracy, are just a few. All of these problems can be prevented, but none more so than illiteracy caused by a lack of supportive education. Why Sammy Still Can’t Read reveals that many children, especially African-American children, remain illiterate simply because they have undiagnosed learning disabilities such as dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Children like Sammy remain in the school system underserved by educators with their learnings issues overlooked or labeled as slow learners. Using their vast experience and educational background, authors Leroy and Yvette McClure have created a low-cost and easy-to-implement service model that any educational system can utilize to introduce any learning disabled (LD) child to the world of learning to read, then reading to learn. This book seeks to educate all children and ease the burden of illiteracy on society.

Leroy McClure Jr. and Yvette McClure

Leroy McClure Jr., CALT, LDT
CEO/Founder of FOCUS Learning Academy and Triple A Educational Services
Leroy McClure Jr. is an advocate for educating African American and minority children with dyslexia and ADHD. McClure is the only U.S. African American male Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT). In 1983, he graduated from Mayville State University in North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering.

McClure was awarded a contract from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to open a charter school named FOCUS Learning Academy and Triple A Academy. As the CEO/Founder, McClure managed a $10 million budget with 120 employees serving z yearly enrollment of more than 1,200 students. The school was a Recognized Campus and the first charter school in Texas history to win a boy’s state basketball title.

Yvette McClure
Yvette McClure is a wife, mother, co-author, grant writer, and former journalist, and has worked alongside her husband for 18 years at FOCUS Learning Academy. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in history in May 1982. She then received her Master of Business Administration degree from Amberton University in 2017.

The McClures served as co-writers on The Shot Doctor: Nothin’ But Net, released in June 2015. The book chronicles basketball shooting techniques for their son, King McClure, one of the country’s leading scorers from the class of 2015 and now a ESPN Basketball Analyst.


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