Yvonna Graham, M.Ed spent 20 years studying methods and research surrounding reading and dyslexia, propelled by the need, first, to teach her own daughter to read, and then in order to teach other children who found the classroom methods, or even the time-honored Orton-Gillingham methods insufficient for success. She eventually started and still directs Mumbling Marmot Tutoring in Durango, CO which places specialized tutors with students of all ages and needs. Co-author Dr. Alta E. Graham, was the daughter who struggled to learned to read, and now reads 3 times faster than her teacher! She's a music professor and also tutors reading and math. Her insight as a dyslexic learner and a scholar adds a crucial depth to this book. Both authors hope the book provides a well-lighted path to lead children and parents who have struggled with reading.