It may be a short bus ride from their home to the Library, but for Nosakhere Griffin-El and his family, it’s been a long journey.
Their older son, Nosakhere Jr., was diagnosed with a speech delay at age 3.
“It felt like a gut punch,” Griffin-El recalls. “Our son needed our attention. He needed us to be his first teachers.”
The Griffin-Els found what they needed at the Library. Because of your support, Nosakhere, Jr. was exposed to a world of books and resources that helped him learn, grow and explore. He was able to develop his speech and language skills and supplement his speech therapy appointments and at-home practice sessions.
Now Nosakhere, Jr. is about to turn 5, and according to his dad, he’s expressing himself in new and exciting ways. “He’s very passionate. He loves Legos and building things.” Griffin-El says, “He wants to become an engineer.”
Thank you for helping our littlest learners discover the joy of reading!