Over two million books read through Tar Heel Reader

In 150 countries around the world, people are learning to read because of the ideas of two UNC professors.

Over two million books read through Tar Heel Reader click to enlarge Gary Bishop and Karen Erickson (Photo by Dan Sears, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Karen Erickson, director of the UNC Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, and Gary Bishop, a professor of computer science, teamed up to create Tar Heel Reader, a vast online library for children and adults who want to improve their beginners reading skills.

The website hit 2 million books read on February 11, one thousand days after its launch in 2008.

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