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California's governor writes children's book about dyslexia

California Govneror Dyslexia
Posted at 4:40 PM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 19:40:25-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has written a children's book about dyslexia.

The book is titled “Ben & Emma's Big Hit” and comes out on Tuesday.

It tells the story of a young boy who uses baseball to cope with his dyslexia along with help from a caring teacher and a friend.

The book is a semi-autobiographical account of Newsom's childhood.

Newsom learned he had dyslexia when he was 10.

He says it made him resilient and taught him to develop other strengths, including a strong memory.

Newsom was inspired to write the book after watching some of his four children share some of the struggles he had.