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Oregon City authors book fights dyslexia

An author and publisher from Oregon City are working to raise awareness about dyslexia through a new picture book.

Shelley Moore, publisher at Gazebo Books, points out that Oct. 8 to 14 is International Dyslexia Awareness Week in the U.K. and Canada, where in the U.S. it has been expanded to National Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Written and illustrated by Robert Warrington, "The Little Dyslexic Angel" is the story of a new angel who must read her name and learn her lesson before she can earn her wings. The book was released for Christmas last year.

Moore and Warrington are collaborating on a new series of children's books called "The Nana Series" taking classic children's stories from the Moore parent's days in the 1920s and ’30s and updating them.

The first is "Bobby Bubbles," which will be "Bobbie Bubble's Magical Adventures" and will be released in April 2013. It was written by Moore's mother, Jacqueline Ekwall, who was born and raised in Oregon City and is the daughter of Oregon City Congressman William Ekwall, appointed by President Roosevelt as a federal judge.

The second book in the Nana Series, "The Little Lame Prince," written by Moore herself, is scheduled to be published in June 2013.

Moore taught in the Florence area of Oregon, and then for about 17 years in the Seattle School District.