Aidan Dyer, a Verona fourth grader who wrote his own book despite being dyslexic, has been on a speaking tour in the elementary schools. He presented at Brookdale in April, and at F.N. Brown on May 22. Dyer will be presenting at Forest and Laning on June 4 and 6.
“He has had an amazing response, and children have been reaching out to him to ask questions about their own writing,” says his mom, MariaElena Dyer. In all his stops, Aidan Dyer takes time to answer questions about the process of writing the book and more specifically about dyslexia. One of his goals is to help students understand that some of their classmates learn differently than they do.
Aidan Dyer unveiled his book, The Adventures of Dustin Dust and Larry Lint, at Time Warp Comics last December. The Cedar Grove store has told the Dyers that a local third grad boy just published a comic book, after being inspired to do after seeing Aidan at a book signing.
Aidan Dyer’s book can be purchased at Time Warp, Watchung Booksellers, Learning Express, and on Amazon.com.