The Ballad of Old Man Peters
A non-librarian friend recommended this story to me recently, and on reading it I felt surprised never to have seen it before. It’s an inspiring story about literacy and learning. It’s very Reader’s Digest-y (in fact it was actually published there) and corny, but nevertheless enjoyable and inspiring, and made me feel proud to be a librarian and to want to spend more of my free time studying and learning.
The Ballad of Old Man Peters, by Jon Franklin.